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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 3734

$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 515 out of 3734

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

14% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 659 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 15,054 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
FUROSEMIDE 826 797 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 712 677 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520 504 3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 505 466 4 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 490 487 5 14
JANTOVEN 384 350 6 76
LISINOPRIL 376 358 7 3
SIMVASTATIN 372 368 8 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324 324 9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308 294 S3 10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 300 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 271 12 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 257 13 11
GABAPENTIN 257 235 13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 219 15 9
LEVOXYL 214 214 16 190
MIRTAZAPINE 201 187 17 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 197 18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 157 19 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 186 20 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 184 174 21 80
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 184 179 21 200
ALLOPURINOL 181 181 23 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 177 24 34
BUMETANIDE 176 176 25 78
ATENOLOL 173 173 26 13
LANTUS 172 167 27 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 28 25
DIOVAN 163 163 29 31
KLOR-CON 10 146 137 30 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 135 31 111
METFORMIN HCL 135 122 31 8
CARVEDILOL 134 126 33 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130 128 34 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 117 35 37
PREDNISONE 117 114 36 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 115 37 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 114 37 22
CLOPIDOGREL 110 110 39 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 40 21
PAROXETINE HCL 99 75 40 59
KETOCONAZOLE 95 66 42 204
PLAVIX 94 94 43 39
LEVETIRACETAM 93 68 44 105
GLYBURIDE 93 84 R 44 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 82 46 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 89 47 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 48 10
FAMOTIDINE 79 79 49 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 74 50 113
RISPERIDONE 71 71 51 62
KLOR-CON M10 71 71 51 115
NAMENDA 69 69 53 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 66 54 128
AGGRENOX 67 67 55 182
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 67 55 35
NEXIUM 67 67 55 36
METHADONE HCL 67 67 S2 55 193
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 63 59 116
SOTALOL 65 65 60 234
AZITHROMYCIN 64 58 61 38
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 63 62 284
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 54 63 24
AMIODARONE HCL 56 46 64 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 46 65 77
OXYCODONE HCL 54 53 S2 65 58
CEPHALEXIN 50 49 67 120
RANITIDINE HCL 50 50 67 32
FENTANYL 50 50 S2 67 65
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. 24, 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.