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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 292 out of 3734

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 345 out of 3734

759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

6% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 759 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 11,494 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 453 1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429 383 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 424 382 3 1
LISINOPRIL 420 382 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 361 5 2
ATENOLOL 396 379 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 381 333 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 302 271 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 271 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 281 260 10 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 232 11 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 194 12 6
CARVEDILOL 207 183 13 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 165 S3 14 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 183 15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 178 159 16 18
GABAPENTIN 168 134 17 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 148 18 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 129 19 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 120 20 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 124 20 34
NEXIUM 132 118 22 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 98 23 25
QUINAPRIL HCL 109 86 24 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 104 25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 108 89 25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 107 27 29
GLIPIZIDE 105 92 28 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 92 28 35
RANITIDINE HCL 102 70 30 32
KLOR-CON 10 92 86 31 140
PAROXETINE HCL 91 69 32 59
DIGOXIN 90 79 33 43
DIOVAN 87 79 34 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 87 34 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 73 36 80
ALLOPURINOL 80 70 37 33
SPIRIVA 79 73 38 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 55 38 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 78 S2 40 51
CLOPIDOGREL 78 78 40 23
JANUVIA 77 65 42 50
PREDNISONE 75 64 43 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 71 44 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 55 45 71
AZITHROMYCIN 69 61 46 38
GLYBURIDE 65 65 R 47 64
IBUPROFEN 63 58 48 75
PRANDIN 63 62 48 166
SYNTHROID 63 63 48 47
KLOR-CON M10 62 60 51 115
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 51 145
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 46 53 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 55 53 53
FENOFIBRATE 61 54 53 81
CELEBREX 59 54 56 69
KLOR-CON M20 58 58 57 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58 45 57 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 52 59 37
FELODIPINE ER 56 45 59 132
LIPITOR 54 53 61 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 62 26
MELOXICAM 52 52 63 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 50 64 111
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. 19, 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.