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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 222 out of 3734

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 3734

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

10% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 509 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 10,528 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 678 412 1 10
LISINOPRIL 501 386 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 470 399 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 468 369 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433 387 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432 305 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 316 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 348 290 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 137 9 16
GABAPENTIN 225 166 10 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 154 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 197 161 12 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 186 166 13 102
SERTRALINE HCL 183 168 14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 133 15 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 179 100 16 99
TRAMADOL HCL 177 119 17 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 150 18 25
HUMALOG 150 117 19 146
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 82 20 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 107 S2 21 51
ATENOLOL 132 88 22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 114 23 29
ALLOPURINOL 125 96 24 33
RISPERIDONE 122 91 25 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120 105 26 141
MIRTAZAPINE 119 89 27 45
NAMENDA 118 104 28 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 111 29 14
FAMOTIDINE 110 71 30 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105 60 R 31 173
PEN NEEDLE 103 83 32 152
LANTUS 99 66 33 54
FINASTERIDE 94 76 34 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 71 35 15
CARVEDILOL 88 82 36 30
PAROXETINE HCL 86 71 37 59
CLOPIDOGREL 86 66 37 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 73 39 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 65 40 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 67 41 92
KLOR-CON M20 80 67 41 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 54 43 117
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 67 S3 44 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 69 44 34
GLIPIZIDE 74 66 46 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 59 47 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 69 48 26
CEPHALEXIN 68 57 49 120
NOVOLOG 68 45 49 112
TRAVATAN Z 67 67 51 278
OLANZAPINE 67 57 51 106
CYMBALTA 66 49 53 67
DIGOXIN 66 60 53 43
KLOR-CON M10 65 26 55 115
MECLIZINE HCL 64 63 56 139
LEVETIRACETAM 63 14 57 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 52 57 100
PREDNISONE 61 58 59 42
ABILIFY 61 30 59 159
PLAVIX 60 55 61 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 48 61 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 23 63 213
JANUVIA 58 58 64 50
EXELON 56 43 65 150
TRAZODONE HCL 56 46 65 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 37 R 67 87
DIOVAN 53 43 68 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 46 69 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 49 70 46
FENTANYL 51 45 S2 70 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 Jan. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.