ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

16,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 817

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 817

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 Pennsylvania
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,113 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LISINOPRIL 717 554 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 691 601 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 597 468 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 586 544 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 560 486 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 560 507 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511 410 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 396 297 8 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 361 9 15
ATENOLOL 375 333 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352 301 11 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 282 265 12 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 264 13 10
JANUVIA 253 229 14 66
GABAPENTIN 238 171 15 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 237 194 16 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 208 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 193 18 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 152 19 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 174 20 16
DIOVAN 178 164 21 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 177 177 22 20
CARVEDILOL 176 158 23 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 154 24 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169 164 25 31
GLIPIZIDE 167 140 26 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 138 27 22
CLOPIDOGREL 143 130 28 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 127 29 38
GLIPIZIDE XL 141 121 29 221
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 120 31 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 89 S3 31 7
SERTRALINE HCL 134 82 33 24
NEXIUM 128 106 34 57
PLAVIX 126 118 35 44
TRAMADOL HCL 124 103 36 23
VERAPAMIL ER 121 120 37 150
QUINAPRIL HCL 120 106 38 72
CRESTOR 119 119 39 56
SPIRIVA 116 92 40 35
DIGOXIN 115 96 41 37
ALLOPURINOL 115 83 41 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111 111 43 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 88 43 142
LANTUS 100 81 45 64
TRAZODONE HCL 100 80 45 41
GEMFIBROZIL 99 74 47 175
NAPROXEN 97 72 48 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 96 49 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 60 50 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 79 51 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 59 52 48
ZETIA 78 73 53 47
PREDNISONE 78 51 53 17
MECLIZINE HCL 78 75 53 213
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 71 56 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 47 57 87
RANITIDINE HCL 73 53 58 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 71 R 59 139
AZITHROMYCIN 69 56 60 53
CLONIDINE HCL 69 57 60 131
IBUPROFEN 67 29 62 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 54 63 26
VENTOLIN HFA 63 51 64 78
PAROXETINE HCL 61 41 65 94
PROAIR HFA 61 52 65 137
GLYBURIDE 61 61 R 65 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 30 R 65 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 49 69 74
CELEBREX 60 48 69 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 59 71 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 47 72 69
FENOFIBRATE 58 38 72 109
PEN NEEDLE 57 46 74 105
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 56 74 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 49 76 86
KLOR-CON M20 56 49 76 61
TRICOR 55 49 78 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 37 79 186
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 June 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.