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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 623

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 623

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 Maryland
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 506 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 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 627 597 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 571 525 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 539 491 3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 464 433 4 20
RISPERIDONE 461 411 5 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 458 373 6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 434 361 7 7
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 424 419 8 69
MIRTAZAPINE 338 315 9 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 282 10 9
LISINOPRIL 305 272 11 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 255 12 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 264 255 13 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250 223 S3 14 17
METFORMIN HCL 237 219 15 6
GABAPENTIN 224 210 16 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 212 17 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 186 18 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 169 19 24
TRAZODONE HCL 175 170 20 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 173 146 21 169
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 132 22 8
ALLOPURINOL 148 143 23 44
FINASTERIDE 147 147 24 107
DIGOXIN 142 142 25 63
TRAMADOL HCL 127 113 26 15
KLOR-CON 10 121 110 27 119
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 116 112 28 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 110 29 26
RANITIDINE HCL 111 95 30 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 98 31 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 100 32 16
OLANZAPINE 105 97 33 120
KLOR-CON M20 104 93 34 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 71 35 60
CYMBALTA 96 76 36 52
CLOPIDOGREL 95 89 37 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 81 37 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94 94 39 203
NAMENDA 94 94 39 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 72 41 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 88 S2 42 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 91 43 35
FENTANYL 91 90 S2 43 76
PREDNISONE 89 74 45 40
ATENOLOL 89 82 45 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 88 47 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86 48 88
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 86 63 S2 48 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 68 48 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 84 51 77
MORPHINE SULFATE 83 82 S2 52 201
PLAVIX 80 79 53 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 55 54 29
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 75 55 133
CARVEDILOL 75 68 56 32
NYSTOP 74 73 57 175
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 60 57 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 74 57 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 63 60 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 72 61 111
AMOXICILLIN 71 68 62 98
VERAPAMIL ER 69 66 63 104
CLONIDINE HCL 68 68 64 55
PRIMIDONE 68 68 64 245
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 66 66 64
NYSTATIN 66 66 66 141
CELEBREX 65 65 68 118
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 69 91
TRAVATAN Z 63 47 70 215
CEPHALEXIN 60 56 71 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 59 71 53
PAROXETINE HCL 59 54 73 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 53 74 59
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 50 75 132
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 53 75 11
TRICOR 56 41 77 105
AMIODARONE HCL 55 54 78 267
ACTOS 53 41 79 128
CRESTOR 53 49 79 28
LANTUS 53 52 79 41
COLCRYS 53 51 79 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 50 83 78
LEVETIRACETAM 52 52 83 83
BACLOFEN 52 52 83 115
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 52 83 160
SUCRALFATE 50 50 87 222
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 45 87 198
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 May 4, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.