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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 2343

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 171 out of 2343

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

6% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,265 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 1,050 792 1 1
LISINOPRIL 840 651 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799 680 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 538 462 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 520 415 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 467 346 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451 398 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 379 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 427 345 9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416 298 S3 10 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 388 306 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376 307 12 7
SERTRALINE HCL 312 255 13 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 288 14 21
FAMOTIDINE 287 254 15 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 194 16 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 185 17 11
ATENOLOL 220 182 18 12
GLIPIZIDE 218 182 19 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 202 20 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 173 20 42
GABAPENTIN 206 122 22 16
PAROXETINE HCL 204 178 23 66
CARVEDILOL 202 189 24 27
RISPERIDONE 199 140 25 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 190 144 26 57
CLOPIDOGREL 189 160 27 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187 165 28 105
TRAZODONE HCL 166 113 29 53
LANTUS 160 90 30 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 112 31 77
JANTOVEN 157 157 32 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 149 134 33 45
FELODIPINE ER 149 140 33 116
ALLOPURINOL 146 120 35 31
DIOVAN 146 115 35 23
PLAVIX 144 135 37 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 101 38 17
LACTULOSE 141 109 38 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 116 40 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 99 41 34
PREDNISONE 129 122 42 37
DIGOXIN 129 122 42 35
ZETIA 127 117 44 52
OLANZAPINE 123 98 45 121
RANITIDINE HCL 122 109 46 43
DIOVAN HCT 118 111 47 63
KLOR-CON M20 116 90 48 44
MIRTAZAPINE 112 82 49 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 110 50 28
GLIPIZIDE XL 109 102 51 84
AZITHROMYCIN 109 92 51 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 94 53 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106 104 53 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 61 55 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 100 92 56 126
NOVOLOG 96 64 57 110
KLOR-CON M10 92 90 58 107
SPIRIVA 91 82 59 48
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 74 60 151
SEROQUEL 84 67 61 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 77 62 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 79 63 85
PROAIR HFA 77 49 64 86
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 76 13 65 203
NAMENDA 75 75 66 36
FINASTERIDE 74 74 67 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 65 68 120
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72 61 68 263
NYSTOP 71 53 70 196
CLONIDINE HCL 71 43 70 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 64 72 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 59 73 19
OXYCODONE HCL 68 33 S2 74 67
VENTOLIN HFA 67 49 75 79
IBUPROFEN 67 21 75 75
HUMALOG 64 34 77 131
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 20 78 206
FENOFIBRATE 63 24 78 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 60 80 152
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60 59 80 192
QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 52 80 424
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 60 80 147
TRICOR 59 41 84 96
AMOXICILLIN 58 43 85 118
KLOR-CON 10 58 41 85 134
SYNTHROID 56 54 87 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 42 S2 88 49
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 20 R 89 224
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 52 90 82
BACLOFEN 51 26 91 161
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 37 92 160
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.