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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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58,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 978

$3.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 978

1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,085 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 46,101 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,869 2,690 1 11
FUROSEMIDE 2,468 2,228 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 2,264 1,594 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,921 1,509 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,773 1,197 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,562 1,254 6 4
TRAZODONE HCL 1,454 1,184 7 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,316 1,038 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,197 1,022 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,080 940 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,065 737 11 7
ATENOLOL 988 850 12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 978 882 13 41
RISPERIDONE 961 599 14 49
GABAPENTIN 941 703 15 15
MIRTAZAPINE 881 779 16 31
SERTRALINE HCL 789 649 17 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 738 703 18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 708 427 19 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 639 562 20 51
OLANZAPINE 610 465 21 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 594 483 22 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 559 474 23 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 546 447 24 13
ALLOPURINOL 534 513 25 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 528 410 26 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 505 455 27 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 473 385 28 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 468 346 29 39
PROAIR HFA 428 234 30 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420 268 S3 31 17
SPIRIVA 408 291 32 37
NAMENDA 393 367 33 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 391 300 34 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 377 345 35 57
LANTUS 362 295 36 40
PREDNISONE 346 265 37 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 346 234 37 42
CYMBALTA 332 276 39 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 332 289 39 33
DIGOXIN 328 311 41 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 322 284 42 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 320 228 43 58
LEVETIRACETAM 316 227 44 93
ABILIFY 306 165 45 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 255 46 12
CLOZAPINE 287 203 47 123
SEROQUEL 284 258 48 113
LAMOTRIGINE 282 154 49 127
KLOR-CON M20 282 249 49 66
IBUPROFEN 279 90 51 38
GLIPIZIDE 278 222 52 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 272 240 53 20
CLOPIDOGREL 257 216 54 61
LACTULOSE 249 187 55 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 248 220 56 81
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 239 110 R 57 135
GLYBURIDE 224 192 R 58 44
NYSTATIN 224 185 58 126
LIDODERM 223 206 60 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 220 181 61 69
PLAVIX 219 186 62 96
CARVEDILOL 213 181 63 55
FAMOTIDINE 211 198 64 107
AZITHROMYCIN 207 169 65 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202 131 66 28
CEPHALEXIN 191 152 67 131
BUPROPION HCL SR 188 112 68 115
RANITIDINE HCL 187 135 69 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 173 140 70 87
NYSTOP 171 136 71 118
DIOVAN 169 147 72 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 167 120 73 99
PAROXETINE HCL 165 155 74 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 163 143 75 132
BUSPIRONE HCL 159 91 76 187
BACLOFEN 156 62 77 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 156 145 77 111
FINASTERIDE 153 153 79 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 150 123 80 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 148 125 81 141
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 142 112 82 171
ERYTHROMYCIN 141 135 83 188
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140 135 84 133
FLOVENT HFA 135 94 85 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 134 101 86 147
CRESTOR 133 104 87 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 133 125 87 76
NOVOLIN R 128 93 89 192
CARBAMAZEPINE 127 74 90 128
EXELON 127 127 90 162
ACTOS 126 98 92 89
JANUVIA 126 100 92 82
NAPROXEN 124 78 94 73
DETROL LA 122 102 95 153
NOVOLIN 70-30 121 106 96 254
CLONIDINE HCL 120 54 97 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 104 98 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 80 99 22
PERMETHRIN 118 91 99 166
FENOFIBRATE 117 114 101 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 117 88 101 165
AMIODARONE HCL 117 115 101 185
NIFEDIPINE ER 116 108 104 70
COMBIVENT 109 83 105 110
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 108 99 106 235
HALOPERIDOL 104 51 107 145
LUMIGAN 102 102 108 267
VENLAFAXINE HCL 100 84 109 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100 55 109 210
FENTANYL 100 89 S2 109 85
MUPIROCIN 99 85 112 238
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 98 76 113 198
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 89 113 117
PRIMIDONE 97 86 115 268
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 73 116 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 51 117 32
LEVEMIR 95 91 117 176
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 32 117 200
LOPERAMIDE 94 48 120 236
PROCRIT 93 93 121 204
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 50 121 167
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 91 85 123 274
NEXIUM 89 86 124 77
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 35 124 275
TRAVATAN Z 89 89 124 275
KLOR-CON 10 88 88 127 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 36 R 127 62
NOVOLOG 87 70 129 121
ZETIA 87 60 129 109
TIMOLOL MALEATE 85 85 131 223
SYMBICORT 80 67 132 140
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 80 73 132 282
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 62 132 138
OXYCODONE HCL 79 53 S2 135 23
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 77 63 136 222
RIVASTIGMINE 76 70 137 286
LATANOPROST 73 68 138 163
LABETALOL HCL 73 51 138 142
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 63 140 67
RISPERDAL CONSTA 69 13 141 292
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 31 142 143
TRICOR 68 50 142 144
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 67 67 144 245
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 67 55 144 297
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 40 146 299
GEMFIBROZIL 66 38 146 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 39 R 148 186
OLANZAPINE ODT 65 62 148 247
AMOXICILLIN 64 39 150 178
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 63 53 151 304
LIDOCAINE HCL 62 57 152 248
NITROSTAT 62 55 152 239
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 49 154 90
VESICARE 61 53 154 157
THIORIDAZINE HCL 61 33 R 154 308
NASONEX 61 44 154 308
BUDESONIDE 60 41 158 311
HUMALOG 60 25 158 129
KLOR-CON M10 58 42 160 183
CALCITRIOL 58 55 160 207
VERAPAMIL ER 58 43 160 88
SINGULAIR 57 44 163 124
NITROFURANTOIN 56 55 164 211
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 53 164 146
LOVASTATIN 56 48 164 29
CEFTRIAXONE 55 50 167 260
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 31 S2 168 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 16 168 114
LYRICA 53 34 170 197
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 53 170 63
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 170 262
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 24 173 80
NIASPAN 52 35 173 158
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 35 R 173 214
VALPROIC ACID 52 29 173 332
CELEBREX 51 39 177 94
NOVOLIN N 50 24 178 228
SANTYL 50 45 178 340
VENTOLIN HFA 50 41 178 170
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 50 38 178 340
LIPITOR 50 36 178 84
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 March 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.