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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 16

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 16

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

12% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,447 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,006 773 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 993 912 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 823 663 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 709 673 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 630 502 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 621 545 S3 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610 553 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 570 527 8 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 536 504 9 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 529 412 10 18
TRAMADOL HCL 517 433 11 11
LISINOPRIL 489 420 12 4
GLIPIZIDE 405 322 13 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 297 14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 345 340 15 20
JANTOVEN 340 275 16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 278 17 10
LOVASTATIN 294 241 18 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 213 19 8
DIGOXIN 252 231 20 38
GABAPENTIN 238 174 21 22
RISPERIDONE 237 213 22 32
METFORMIN HCL 204 146 23 15
CEPHALEXIN 197 150 24 48
LANTUS 188 148 25 50
RANITIDINE HCL 186 127 26 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 147 27 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 123 S2 28 28
SERTRALINE HCL 180 167 29 23
NAMENDA 177 165 30 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 149 31 13
NOVOLOG 166 125 32 55
CLOPIDOGREL 163 136 33 33
AZITHROMYCIN 163 134 33 39
ATENOLOL 163 139 33 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 162 145 36 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 147 37 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 111 38 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151 138 39 61
LEVETIRACETAM 150 126 40 62
DIOVAN 147 126 41 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 124 41 36
RAMIPRIL 139 126 43 64
ALLOPURINOL 136 89 44 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 87 45 71
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 124 122 46 74
CYMBALTA 120 80 47 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 111 48 76
PLAVIX 115 102 49 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 89 50 77
QUINAPRIL HCL 110 101 51 78
NYSTATIN 109 77 52 53
JANUVIA 109 96 52 79
PAROXETINE HCL 108 91 54 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 83 54 42
TRAZODONE HCL 104 76 56 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 82 57 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 56 58 29
GLIPIZIDE XL 97 64 59 83
NEXIUM 95 59 60 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 78 61 84
MIRTAZAPINE 91 84 62 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 71 R 62 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 67 64 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 54 65 87
IBUPROFEN 83 37 66 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 71 66 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 82 68 90
LOPERAMIDE 79 68 69 91
NOVOLIN N 78 32 70 92
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 78 55 70 92
CARVEDILOL 76 67 72 58
GLYBURIDE 74 66 R 73 68
PRIMIDONE 73 66 74 95
NOVOLIN R 73 57 74 95
CRESTOR 72 58 76 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 66 77 72
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69 68 77 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 19 R 77 66
LACTULOSE 68 46 80 98
CAPTOPRIL 68 68 80 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 47 82 100
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 33 82 100
PROAIR HFA 65 44 84 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 46 85 102
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 62 85 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57 85 102
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 25 S2 88 106
LIPITOR 59 43 89 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 49 89 107
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 47 89 107
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 58 58 92 111
HUMALOG 58 30 92 111
ZETIA 57 28 94 113
MECLIZINE HCL 55 52 95 119
FAMOTIDINE 55 42 95 119
FENTANYL 54 53 S2 97 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 54 97 121
FORTICAL 52 52 99 123
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 35 99 123
FENOFIBRATE 52 24 99 123
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 47 R 99 123
GEMFIBROZIL 50 38 103 130
DILANTIN 50 34 103 130
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 Nov. 16, 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.