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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1191 out of 3734

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 743 out of 3734

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

8% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,388 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 330 276 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293 237 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 239 214 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 154 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 139 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 148 116 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 122 7 9
CRESTOR 132 114 8 28
LISINOPRIL 131 120 9 3
ATENOLOL 123 113 10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 121 92 11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 101 12 14
FUROSEMIDE 91 73 13 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 67 14 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 65 15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 58 16 6
GABAPENTIN 77 69 17 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 71 18 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 67 19 29
GLIPIZIDE 67 59 20 57
ZETIA 65 45 21 55
GLYBURIDE 62 60 R 22 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 32 S3 23 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 52 23 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 43 S2 25 51
SPIRIVA 58 53 25 40
NEXIUM 58 47 25 36
TRAMADOL HCL 54 38 28 20
ALLOPURINOL 54 47 28 33
JANUVIA 54 43 28 50
AZITHROMYCIN 53 49 31 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 30 32 118
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 15 33 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 46 33 34
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 Jan. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.