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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 199 out of 3734

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 3734

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 586 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 13,951 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 552 535 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 525 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 470 452 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 374 4 6
LISINOPRIL 359 351 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341 322 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324 320 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 295 294 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 261 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 241 10 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 217 11 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 228 11 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 203 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 192 172 14 18
MIRTAZAPINE 191 191 15 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 186 16 9
METFORMIN HCL 188 176 17 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 174 S3 18 12
JANTOVEN 176 176 19 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 175 19 29
BUMETANIDE 172 172 21 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147 147 22 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 144 144 23 25
GABAPENTIN 130 114 24 17
ATENOLOL 129 129 25 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 128 26 21
NEXIUM 125 121 27 36
AZITHROMYCIN 111 102 28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 110 110 29 23
TRAMADOL HCL 105 105 30 20
PLAVIX 101 101 31 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 97 32 22
FINASTERIDE 98 98 33 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 98 33 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 96 35 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 94 36 131
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 93 37 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 88 38 24
FAMOTIDINE 91 90 39 60
ALLOPURINOL 90 90 40 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 83 41 15
TRAZODONE HCL 83 83 42 49
CRESTOR 80 80 43 28
PREDNISONE 79 79 44 42
SYNTHROID 78 78 45 47
NAMENDA 77 77 46 44
RAMIPRIL 75 75 47 91
DIOVAN 75 75 47 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 72 49 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 50 34
DIGOXIN 71 71 50 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 69 52 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 68 53 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 65 53 46
MELOXICAM 67 67 55 52
CARVEDILOL 65 65 56 30
CELEBREX 63 57 57 69
LIPITOR 62 62 58 90
SOTALOL 62 62 58 234
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 58 58 35
RISPERIDONE 60 60 61 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 61 100
VYTORIN 58 58 63 163
LATANOPROST 58 58 63 197
SINGULAIR 58 58 63 95
OXYCONTIN 57 0 S2 66 121
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 67 56
JANUVIA 56 56 67 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 69 86
AMOXICILLIN 53 51 70 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 50 71 77
ALPRAZOLAM 52 45 71 361
CYMBALTA 51 32 73 67
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 51 73 184
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 49 73 165
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. 13, 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.