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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 3734

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 3734

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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
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this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,896 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Pennsylvania
COUMADIN 966 966 10 1 206
FUROSEMIDE 789 730 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 783 700 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 719 652 4 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 606 556 5 25
SIMVASTATIN 558 457 6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 500 446 7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 468 389 8 4
LISINOPRIL 451 409 9 3
NAMENDA 450 411 10 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 395 372 S3 11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298 249 12 5
RISPERIDONE 293 252 13 62
KLOR-CON M20 272 243 14 48
METFORMIN HCL 269 223 15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 224 16 19
MIRTAZAPINE 229 213 17 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214 178 18 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 198 175 19 135
FENTANYL 191 188 S2 20 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 174 21 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179 157 22 82
DIGOXIN 166 166 23 43
CLOPIDOGREL 163 157 24 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 151 25 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 138 26 9
FAMOTIDINE 156 137 26 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 153 125 28 98
ATENOLOL 150 126 29 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 59 30 99
OLANZAPINE 144 116 31 106
SERTRALINE HCL 144 119 31 18
CRESTOR 139 123 33 28
KLOR-CON M10 137 129 34 115
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 137 134 34 196
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 136 36 92
LACTULOSE 136 124 36 137
DIOVAN 132 114 38 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 104 39 34
PLAVIX 128 119 40 39
GABAPENTIN 121 115 41 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 112 42 53
RANITIDINE HCL 119 111 43 32
ALLOPURINOL 111 111 44 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 111 103 44 128
SPIRIVA 110 99 46 40
JANUVIA 109 101 47 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 99 48 10
PAROXETINE HCL 106 95 49 59
CEFUROXIME 106 101 49 168
TRAMADOL HCL 106 102 49 20
LANTUS 106 95 49 54
LEVETIRACETAM 105 63 53 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 95 S2 54 51
AZITHROMYCIN 102 90 55 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 96 56 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 88 57 35
TRAZODONE HCL 97 80 58 49
TRILIPIX 94 83 59 195
JANTOVEN 93 93 60 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 76 61 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 74 62 27
GLIPIZIDE 88 87 63 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 80 64 77
CEPHALEXIN 84 81 65 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 47 66 84
ABILIFY 79 55 67 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 71 68 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 60 68 29
PREDNISONE 77 73 70 42
CARAFATE 73 41 71 331
BACLOFEN 73 48 71 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 68 71 14
SANTYL 73 63 71 226
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 71 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 69 76 192
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 77 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 60 78 24
ZETIA 69 61 78 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 66 78 220
NOVOLOG 68 47 81 112
DIOVAN HCT 67 60 82 72
EXELON 67 67 82 150
MELOXICAM 67 51 82 52
NYSTATIN 66 42 85 162
NEXIUM 62 47 86 36
CYMBALTA 62 49 86 67
CARVEDILOL 61 49 88 30
GLIPIZIDE XL 60 60 89 85
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 39 R 90 173
PRIMIDONE 59 55 90 274
NITROFURANTOIN 58 58 92 227
FINASTERIDE 57 55 93 88
DETROL LA 57 57 93 153
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 48 93 56
SEROQUEL 55 47 96 161
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 45 96 172
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 52 S2 98 220
CELEBREX 53 53 99 69
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 53 99 268
NAPROXEN 53 29 99 101
NOVOLIN R 52 51 102 215
SEROQUEL XR 51 48 103 287
TRICOR 50 40 104 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 50 104 118
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 April 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.