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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 623

$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 623

712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 712 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 712 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,329 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 568 511 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 517 420 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 429 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425 378 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 411 333 5 7
LISINOPRIL 327 260 6 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 234 S3 7 17
TRAMADOL HCL 305 287 8 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 266 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279 268 10 24
METFORMIN HCL 270 224 11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 236 193 12 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 199 13 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 179 14 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 167 15 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 129 16 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 144 17 10
PLAVIX 162 138 18 46
CEPHALEXIN 157 123 19 102
ATENOLOL 150 134 20 12
GABAPENTIN 149 104 21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 126 22 35
CARVEDILOL 145 115 23 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 135 24 21
RANITIDINE HCL 140 103 25 23
LANTUS 110 99 26 41
ALLOPURINOL 110 105 26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 89 28 16
CLOTRIMAZOLE 107 101 28 173
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 81 30 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 95 31 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102 102 32 145
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 78 33 13
SERTRALINE HCL 93 73 34 20
DIGOXIN 84 84 35 63
RISPERIDONE 84 61 35 49
NAPROXEN 84 70 35 89
GLIPIZIDE 82 82 38 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 68 39 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 64 S2 40 42
FENTANYL 76 33 S2 41 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 50 42 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 61 43 64
PAROXETINE HCL 71 41 44 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 53 45 72
KLOR-CON M20 70 65 45 62
MECLIZINE HCL 68 57 47 174
SPIRIVA 66 57 48 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 49 R 49 135
TRAZODONE HCL 65 28 49 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 42 51 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 42 51 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 57 51 61
LACTULOSE 62 44 54 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 61 54 80
PREDNISONE 61 56 56 40
CELEBREX 61 54 56 118
LYRICA 58 26 58 86
VENTOLIN HFA 58 49 58 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 33 60 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 21 61 84
LOVASTATIN 56 56 61 25
PHENYTOIN 53 32 63 219
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 45 64 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 41 64 78
CYMBALTA 52 20 64 52
PROAIR HFA 51 46 67 57
NEXIUM 51 25 67 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 35 69 147
HUMALOG 50 32 69 148
CLONIDINE HCL 50 50 69 55
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. 5, 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.