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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 978

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 978

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Massachusetts
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,715 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Massachusetts
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,854 1,479 1 11
FUROSEMIDE 858 811 2 9
LISINOPRIL 817 730 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 814 725 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 781 728 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 735 644 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 733 629 7 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 653 593 8 51
OMEPRAZOLE 649 516 9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608 566 10 6
TRAZODONE HCL 596 514 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 584 549 12 26
MIRTAZAPINE 450 397 13 31
SERTRALINE HCL 441 403 14 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 409 322 15 56
GABAPENTIN 363 296 16 15
NAMENDA 323 312 17 45
LANTUS 315 292 18 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294 260 S3 19 17
RISPERIDONE 290 238 20 49
LACTULOSE 269 256 21 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 259 22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 248 23 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 239 24 5
SEROQUEL 250 224 25 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 212 26 41
DIGOXIN 236 204 27 54
OXYCODONE HCL 231 170 S2 28 23
ABILIFY 223 163 29 106
METFORMIN HCL 218 179 30 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 168 31 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200 177 32 101
LIDODERM 196 177 33 65
ALLOPURINOL 172 149 34 34
PREDNISONE 162 133 35 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 162 119 35 42
OLANZAPINE 157 154 37 75
GLIPIZIDE 157 139 37 50
BACLOFEN 156 116 39 100
ATENOLOL 151 144 40 8
HUMALOG 147 129 41 129
CARVEDILOL 147 143 41 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 116 41 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 129 44 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 133 45 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143 143 45 81
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 118 47 12
CYMBALTA 139 104 48 60
VESICARE 138 118 49 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 138 133 49 98
SPIRIVA 135 132 51 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 133 52 57
PAROXETINE HCL 132 106 53 52
FAMOTIDINE 127 75 54 107
CLOPIDOGREL 127 111 54 61
LOVASTATIN 118 78 56 29
NEXIUM 114 70 57 77
AZITHROMYCIN 112 105 58 68
CEPHALEXIN 112 106 58 131
LEVETIRACETAM 106 85 60 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 83 61 105
NYSTATIN 101 93 62 126
AMIODARONE HCL 99 94 63 185
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 83 64 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 88 65 87
TRAMADOL HCL 92 77 65 24
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 90 47 67 243
NYSTOP 90 79 67 118
RANITIDINE HCL 90 76 67 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 56 70 128
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 56 S2 70 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 54 72 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 73 72 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 84 74 117
PLAVIX 86 79 74 96
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 81 76 70
GALANTAMINE HBR 82 82 77 149
LABETALOL HCL 82 71 77 142
FENTANYL 81 52 S2 79 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 53 79 86
HALOPERIDOL 81 69 79 145
NOVOLOG 80 71 82 121
NYAMYC 80 72 82 239
CLONIDINE HCL 80 64 82 119
EXELON 77 77 85 162
FINASTERIDE 75 75 86 72
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75 67 86 171
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 70 86 132
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 61 89 76
OXCARBAZEPINE 72 69 90 200
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 69 90 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 46 92 16
CELEBREX 67 67 93 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 58 94 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 52 S2 95 25
LIDOCAINE HCL 64 30 95 248
ACTOS 62 59 97 89
PROAIR HFA 62 42 97 19
AMMONIUM LACTATE 62 57 97 307
OLANZAPINE ODT 62 62 97 247
LAMOTRIGINE 60 55 101 127
KETOCONAZOLE 57 33 102 233
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 32 S2 103 163
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 104 64
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 51 105 223
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 44 106 136
DIOVAN 51 38 106 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 46 108 146
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 23, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.