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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 3734

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 3734

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

12% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 844 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 20,875 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,046 832 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 894 611 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 716 454 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687 530 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 664 536 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 624 537 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 418 7 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480 355 S3 8 12
LISINOPRIL 467 381 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 450 411 10 16
GABAPENTIN 435 363 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 432 371 12 10
MIRTAZAPINE 400 347 13 45
TRAMADOL HCL 353 277 14 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 271 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317 237 16 11
FENTANYL 313 279 S2 17 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 313 270 17 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 287 276 19 25
CLOPIDOGREL 274 245 20 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 266 207 21 66
NAMENDA 245 234 22 44
SERTRALINE HCL 242 206 23 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 210 24 34
METFORMIN HCL 211 143 25 8
PLAVIX 210 195 26 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205 176 27 82
PREDNISONE 193 179 28 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 185 125 29 80
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 172 166 30 128
RANITIDINE HCL 163 121 31 32
CARVEDILOL 162 150 32 30
KLOR-CON M20 162 146 32 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 110 34 27
CELEBREX 157 156 34 69
LANTUS 156 136 36 54
DIGOXIN 153 146 37 43
FAMOTIDINE 151 100 38 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 129 39 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143 88 40 84
ATENOLOL 143 102 40 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 140 124 42 103
FINASTERIDE 137 108 43 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 117 44 26
ABILIFY 130 113 45 159
EXELON 129 126 46 150
NEXIUM 128 115 47 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128 108 47 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 119 49 37
RISPERIDONE 123 101 49 62
CARBAMAZEPINE 119 89 51 172
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118 105 S2 52 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 97 53 77
LAMOTRIGINE 108 76 54 169
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107 88 55 92
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107 102 55 220
SEROQUEL 104 96 57 161
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 98 57 53
MELOXICAM 103 72 59 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102 70 60 86
ALLOPURINOL 100 74 61 33
CEPHALEXIN 100 80 61 120
XARELTO 99 93 63 381
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 84 S2 63 51
HUMALOG 99 96 63 146
SPIRIVA 92 74 66 40
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 92 83 66 406
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 86 66 111
BACLOFEN 91 64 69 142
SOTALOL 89 89 70 234
BENICAR HCT 88 77 71 167
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 54 72 9
FENOFIBRATE 84 34 73 81
TRAZODONE HCL 83 46 74 49
LEVETIRACETAM 83 58 74 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 67 76 35
LYRICA 80 52 77 124
SYNTHROID 79 56 78 47
ZETIA 79 40 78 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 68 80 97
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 56 81 149
VERAPAMIL ER 76 76 82 96
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 74 49 83 260
KLOR-CON M10 73 53 84 115
DIOVAN 72 71 85 31
OLANZAPINE 72 47 85 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 53 87 117
TRANSDERM-SCOP 70 69 87 309
IBUPROFEN 68 21 89 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 53 89 165
BENICAR 67 59 91 107
GENERLAC 66 63 92 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 44 92 151
FLUCONAZOLE 65 45 94 259
CLONIDINE HCL 65 31 94 79
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 63 94 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 57 94 21
DIOVAN HCT 65 52 94 72
TRICOR 64 46 99 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 45 99 102
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 60 99 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 47 102 73
JANUVIA 63 40 102 50
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 48 104 135
RESTASIS 61 41 105 325
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 42 105 192
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 49 105 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 42 108 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 43 108 141
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 41 110 147
VESICARE 57 32 111 157
NAPROXEN 56 30 112 101
NYSTOP 56 52 112 187
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 41 112 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 36 115 198
LOPERAMIDE 55 44 115 251
TORSEMIDE 55 52 115 160
GEMFIBROZIL 55 24 115 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 55 115 119
VENTOLIN HFA 54 28 120 70
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54 44 120 378
SODIUM CHLORIDE 53 48 122 268
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 53 47 122 308
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 53 48 122 285
CYMBALTA 51 28 125 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 38 125 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 19 125 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 48 128 14
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 45 R 128 269
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 June 26, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.