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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 302

$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 302

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,660 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 412 331 1 17
CARVEDILOL 281 235 2 19
LISINOPRIL 274 238 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 228 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 249 203 5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 127 6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 138 7 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 108 8 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 101 9 90
CRESTOR 107 96 10 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 78 11 53
METFORMIN HCL 102 87 12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 101 85 13 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 86 14 27
SIMVASTATIN 97 89 15 3
PLAVIX 88 79 16 46
CLOPIDOGREL 86 73 17 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 44 S3 18 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 70 19 8
RANITIDINE HCL 80 68 20 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 79 21 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 73 21 6
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 58 23 61
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70 60 24 9
SPIRIVA 64 52 25 112
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 39 S2 26 22
DIOVAN 62 58 26 60
JANUVIA 61 56 28 157
ZETIA 60 60 29 260
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 51 30 190
CEPHALEXIN 55 40 31 123
DIOVAN HCT 54 53 32 117
NEXIUM 53 49 33 47
COMBIVENT 51 43 34 139
VENTOLIN HFA 51 39 34 127
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. 9, 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.