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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 3734

$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 3734

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

20% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 540 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 11,831 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 846 535 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700 492 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 592 325 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 512 441 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511 369 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 493 357 6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 473 356 7 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 464 381 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460 151 S3 9 12
RANITIDINE HCL 453 232 10 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 260 11 5
LISINOPRIL 363 250 12 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 108 S2 13 51
GABAPENTIN 257 105 14 17
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 35 S2 15 122
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 90 16 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 172 16 9
TRILIPIX 217 114 18 195
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 134 19 11
CLOPIDOGREL 210 151 20 23
NEXIUM 201 109 21 36
TRAMADOL HCL 187 91 22 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 173 23 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 182 125 24 103
AZITHROMYCIN 172 78 25 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 141 26 34
PLAVIX 161 129 27 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 39 28 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 125 29 19
ATENOLOL 140 88 30 13
OXYCODONE HCL 136 18 S2 31 58
CLONIDINE HCL 136 95 31 79
DIGOXIN 134 113 33 43
CRESTOR 131 93 34 28
PREDNISONE 129 95 35 42
SERTRALINE HCL 129 58 35 18
PROAIR HFA 125 47 37 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 123 75 38 116
IBUPROFEN 122 60 39 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 54 40 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 14 R 41 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 69 42 16
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113 0 S2 43 104
SINGULAIR 110 44 44 95
LYRICA 110 45 44 124
SPIRIVA 109 47 46 40
RAMIPRIL 109 96 46 91
GLYBURIDE 108 87 R 48 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 94 49 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 80 50 26
GLIPIZIDE XL 96 72 51 85
CYMBALTA 90 42 52 67
JANUVIA 90 52 52 50
TRAZODONE HCL 88 36 54 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 33 55 80
AMOXICILLIN 86 58 56 108
GLIPIZIDE 86 67 56 57
ENDOCET 85 0 S2 58 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 69 59 25
VENTOLIN HFA 84 38 59 70
COMBIVENT 81 45 61 156
CARVEDILOL 81 59 61 30
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 75 63 171
CARISOPRODOL 74 13 R 64 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 48 R 65 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 48 66 77
LOVASTATIN 70 48 67 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 36 67 126
SYNTHROID 70 46 67 47
CELEBREX 68 47 70 69
FENTANYL 68 31 S2 70 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 52 72 155
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 53 72 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 52 74 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 56 75 100
METHADONE HCL 64 0 S2 76 193
MIRTAZAPINE 63 26 77 45
NAMENDA 62 62 78 44
ALLOPURINOL 62 56 78 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 40 78 133
TOPIRAMATE 61 0 81 181
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 29 81 118
LIPITOR 60 37 83 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 38 84 117
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 37 85 109
AVODART 57 44 85 209
KLOR-CON M20 56 40 87 48
MELOXICAM 54 43 88 52
VERAPAMIL ER 54 34 88 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 37 90 63
KLOR-CON 10 53 53 90 140
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 18 92 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 29 92 84
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 52 0 S2 92 240
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 27 95 56
RISPERIDONE 50 38 96 62
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 Sept. 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.