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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,001Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 3734

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 3734

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%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 Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,616 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 918 842 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 773 716 2 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 692 666 3 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634 622 4 2
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 464 424 10 5 310
LISINOPRIL 454 442 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 401 375 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 377 372 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373 324 9 9
NAMENDA 335 322 10 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 308 11 6
METFORMIN HCL 317 304 12 8
SERTRALINE HCL 287 265 13 18
RISPERIDONE 243 239 14 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 215 15 82
MIRTAZAPINE 232 229 16 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 226 17 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224 222 18 14
TRAZODONE HCL 220 201 19 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214 204 20 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 199 21 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185 185 22 26
PERMETHRIN 184 180 10 23 333
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 148 24 16
TRAMADOL HCL 172 162 25 20
RANITIDINE HCL 171 165 26 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 150 27 11
LANTUS 166 157 28 54
FENTANYL 165 143 S2 29 65
CARVEDILOL 154 137 30 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 145 31 98
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 145 145 32 128
SPIRIVA 142 134 33 40
SEROQUEL 141 137 34 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 119 35 22
CRESTOR 138 137 36 28
FAMOTIDINE 133 131 37 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 132 38 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 112 39 19
PAROXETINE HCL 129 116 40 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 117 41 15
GABAPENTIN 126 126 41 17
NOVOLOG 118 102 43 112
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117 117 44 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 117 44 53
AMITIZA 116 114 46 238
LEVETIRACETAM 116 67 46 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 97 48 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 89 49 35
AZITHROMYCIN 101 88 49 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 83 51 24
LAMOTRIGINE 97 92 52 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 72 52 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 96 54 63
LEXAPRO 96 92 54 236
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 89 54 116
KLOR-CON M20 95 82 57 48
ATENOLOL 93 81 58 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 73 59 111
GEMFIBROZIL 85 85 60 114
IBUPROFEN 84 82 61 75
AMOXICILLIN 83 81 62 108
PREDNISONE 82 80 63 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 80 64 73
LIPITOR 81 74 64 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 81 64 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 76 67 77
ALLOPURINOL 75 65 68 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 62 68 135
DIGOXIN 75 63 68 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 62 71 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 73 72 86
HALOPERIDOL 72 49 73 212
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 57 74 27
PHENYTOIN 69 69 75 288
LOVASTATIN 69 69 75 41
OLANZAPINE 68 63 77 106
NEXIUM 67 65 78 36
PRANDIN 65 61 79 166
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 79 141
DIOVAN 64 56 81 31
RAMIPRIL 64 62 81 91
CYMBALTA 64 54 81 67
GLIPIZIDE 64 62 81 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 58 S2 85 51
LATANOPROST 62 62 85 197
TAMIFLU 61 57 87 302
HUMALOG 61 61 87 146
VERAPAMIL ER 61 61 87 96
JANUVIA 59 54 90 50
VESICARE 59 59 90 157
AVODART 59 59 90 209
ABILIFY 58 47 93 159
RISPERDAL CONSTA 58 29 93 330
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 39 S3 95 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 55 96 119
LYRICA 54 49 97 124
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 54 97 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 53 99 34
CLONIDINE HCL 52 52 100 79
COLCRYS 50 39 101 216
CLOPIDOGREL 50 43 101 23
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.