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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 3734

$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 3734

796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 796 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 796 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 10,577 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 683 478 S3 1 12
SIMVASTATIN 499 416 2 1
LISINOPRIL 445 314 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 422 306 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 374 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 241 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 208 7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 207 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 250 201 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245 207 10 2
METFORMIN HCL 242 181 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 180 12 24
ATENOLOL 208 168 13 13
DIOVAN 170 135 14 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 157 15 10
CARVEDILOL 165 134 16 30
CLOPIDOGREL 144 94 17 23
NEXIUM 142 95 18 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 122 19 29
LANTUS 125 87 20 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 107 21 26
TRAMADOL HCL 112 77 22 20
GLIPIZIDE 107 69 23 57
GABAPENTIN 107 63 23 17
SPIRIVA 106 81 25 40
PAROXETINE HCL 104 69 26 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 74 26 34
KLOR-CON M20 102 74 28 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 87 28 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 66 30 84
PREDNISONE 100 87 31 42
SERTRALINE HCL 98 71 32 18
RANITIDINE HCL 98 59 32 32
CYMBALTA 93 52 34 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 32 34 61
BENICAR 92 77 36 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 73 37 53
PEN NEEDLE 89 56 38 152
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 55 39 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 65 40 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 83 41 19
ZETIA 85 74 42 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 43 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81 67 44 86
BUMETANIDE 81 69 44 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 37 44 102
SYNTHROID 79 68 47 47
PLAVIX 79 63 47 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 75 S2 49 51
DIGOXIN 75 71 50 43
AZITHROMYCIN 71 56 51 38
TRAZODONE HCL 71 55 51 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 66 53 82
PROAIR HFA 67 35 54 83
COLESTIPOL HCL 66 48 55 334
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 34 56 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 58 57 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 62 42 57 16
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 41 59 74
EVISTA 59 59 60 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 39 60 22
ALLOPURINOL 59 52 60 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 36 60 46
COMBIVENT 58 52 64 156
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 46 64 15
LORATADINE 58 24 64 271
MIRTAZAPINE 58 48 64 45
CELEBREX 57 52 68 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 43 68 56
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 28 70 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 51 70 77
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 51 72 85
VENTOLIN HFA 54 25 72 70
NASONEX 53 39 74 239
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 37 75 127
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 47 75 248
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 Aug. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.