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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 3734

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 3734

438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

17% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,894 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

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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 849 553 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 825 527 2 10
BACLOFEN 734 92 3 142
GABAPENTIN 657 285 4 17
FUROSEMIDE 627 500 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 574 231 6 4
MIRTAZAPINE 498 291 7 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 462 242 8 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 444 370 9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 292 10 5
LISINOPRIL 421 331 11 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414 298 12 2
SERTRALINE HCL 393 151 13 18
TRAZODONE HCL 387 202 14 49
NAMENDA 362 350 15 44
LANTUS 307 199 16 54
LEVETIRACETAM 277 73 17 105
FAMOTIDINE 269 96 18 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 249 220 19 218
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 143 20 16
SANTYL 225 72 21 226
TRAMADOL HCL 209 168 22 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 206 67 23 53
LIDODERM 204 106 24 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 182 25 68
CYMBALTA 200 64 26 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 110 27 29
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 193 89 28 233
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 140 29 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 189 23 30 245
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 90 31 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 180 103 32 98
METFORMIN HCL 161 88 33 8
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 156 146 34 184
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 60 35 24
ATENOLOL 148 106 36 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145 99 37 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 143 92 38 164
KLOR-CON M20 141 138 39 48
RISPERIDONE 139 74 40 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139 57 40 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 71 42 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 133 14 43 151
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 110 44 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 81 45 14
LOVAZA 124 32 46 143
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 124 36 46 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 69 48 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 119 90 49 116
PREDNISONE 118 93 50 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 53 51 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 88 52 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 101 0 53 158
LATANOPROST 99 49 54 197
CARVEDILOL 98 96 55 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97 29 56 149
NOVOLOG 96 47 57 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 95 58 58 196
CEPHALEXIN 93 61 59 120
ABILIFY 91 18 60 159
FENTANYL 91 31 S2 60 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 45 60 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 65 63 9
RANITIDINE HCL 89 34 64 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 58 65 147
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 27 66 61
CARAFATE 86 0 67 331
NYSTATIN 84 27 68 162
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 63 S2 69 51
FINASTERIDE 83 64 69 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 42 71 129
NASONEX 81 26 71 239
PATANOL 78 13 73 392
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 37 74 21
NEXIUM 76 41 75 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 63 76 34
PHENYTOIN 72 0 77 288
SPIRIVA 72 49 77 40
CRESTOR 72 48 77 28
RAMIPRIL 70 29 80 91
AMANTADINE 68 0 81 414
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 53 82 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 53 82 92
COPAXONE 66 0 84 512
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 51 85 97
SEROQUEL 65 39 85 161
NOVOLIN R 64 14 87 215
TRANSDERM-SCOP 64 23 87 309
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 40 87 172
VANCOMYCIN HCL 63 37 90 323
DIOVAN 63 62 90 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 62 11 92 213
DIGOXIN 62 48 92 43
HEPARIN SODIUM 62 35 92 242
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 35 95 371
HUMALOG 61 26 95 146
HYDROCORTISONE 60 0 97 217
PLAVIX 60 51 97 39
NYSTOP 59 48 99 187
BUPROPION XL 59 38 99 250
LYRICA 59 0 99 124
RELISTOR 59 0 10 99 537
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 99 181
ALLOPURINOL 58 58 104 33
MELOXICAM 56 53 105 52
NIASPAN 55 26 106 125
VERAPAMIL ER 55 26 106 96
METRONIDAZOLE 55 30 106 321
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 45 106 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 32 110 15
FENOFIBRATE 54 33 110 81
CLOPIDOGREL 54 52 110 23
AMITIZA 52 12 113 238
IBUPROFEN 52 22 113 75
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 16 115 155
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 21 116 131
CLONIDINE HCL 50 24 116 79
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 Dec. 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.