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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 623

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 623

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 800 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,812 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 538 263 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 514 332 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513 306 3 4
TRAMADOL HCL 479 242 4 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 386 266 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 371 220 6 7
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 360 204 7 136
METFORMIN HCL 335 179 8 6
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 330 113 R 9 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327 136 10 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308 210 11 3
AZITHROMYCIN 296 157 12 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 224 13 9
MELOXICAM 287 127 14 50
GABAPENTIN 272 112 15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 188 16 13
SYMBICORT 230 88 17 144
CLOPIDOGREL 217 124 18 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 144 19 26
SINGULAIR 205 82 20 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 193 108 21 151
RANITIDINE HCL 193 91 21 23
CRESTOR 191 98 23 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 190 93 24 39
SPIRIVA 184 65 25 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 132 26 24
ATENOLOL 181 111 27 12
DEXILANT 177 71 28 190
CARVEDILOL 175 95 29 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 175 90 29 149
MUPIROCIN 174 98 31 146
NEXIUM 172 77 32 43
AMOXICILLIN 171 70 33 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 98 34 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 119 35 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 91 36 10
PLAVIX 156 109 37 46
METHOCARBAMOL 154 64 R 38 172
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 152 78 S3 39 81
MIRTAZAPINE 148 91 40 31
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147 44 R 41 139
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 79 42 8
LYRICA 143 57 43 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138 57 44 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 73 45 72
LANTUS 136 44 45 41
IRBESARTAN 132 81 47 206
IBUPROFEN 131 25 48 68
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 131 66 48 154
PROMETHAZINE VC 123 48 R 50 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 76 50 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 64 52 29
NASONEX 120 44 53 213
COMBIVENT 115 58 54 154
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115 42 54 192
BENICAR 114 53 56 161
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 30 57 160
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 50 58 51
ONGLYZA 103 69 59 222
PROAIR HFA 101 32 60 57
CELEBREX 100 73 61 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 50 62 130
TRAZODONE HCL 98 30 63 36
TRICOR 98 76 63 105
CYMBALTA 98 22 63 52
SERTRALINE HCL 97 50 66 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 47 66 111
MECLIZINE HCL 95 60 68 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94 51 69 78
KLOR-CON M20 92 66 70 62
LIDODERM 88 37 71 82
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 88 38 71 229
AZELASTINE HCL 86 36 73 231
AGGRENOX 85 46 74 232
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 42 75 53
FLUCONAZOLE 83 29 75 181
ABILIFY 82 0 77 166
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 66 78 35
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 12 79 147
NIASPAN 79 40 80 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 51 80 19
ALLOPURINOL 75 66 82 44
CARISOPRODOL 74 0 R 83 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 29 83 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 67 85 27
DIOVAN 71 42 86 48
VENTOLIN HFA 69 19 87 92
HUMALOG 69 12 87 148
SEROQUEL XR 69 0 87 243
VOLTAREN 69 39 87 153
PATANASE 66 29 91 247
SIMVASTATIN 66 59 91 2
LEVETIRACETAM 66 24 91 83
SEROQUEL 62 30 94 129
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 31 95 255
TRILIPIX 60 24 96 194
NOVOLOG 59 27 97 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 30 97 38
JANUVIA 58 38 99 87
NAMENDA 56 53 100 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 17 101 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 48 101 73
TOPIRAMATE 54 12 103 274
PRANDIN 54 39 103 274
PAROXETINE HCL 53 23 105 66
AVAPRO 53 35 105 279
NYSTATIN 52 26 107 141
CLONIDINE HCL 52 31 107 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 Oct. 30, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.