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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 12

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

16% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,007 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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
LISINOPRIL 522 341 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 395 233 2 3
LACTULOSE 371 228 3 19
HEPARIN SODIUM 358 270 4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 219 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 220 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 247 127 7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 244 157 8 18
TRAZODONE HCL 181 48 9 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 56 10 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 103 11 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 154 12 15
FUROSEMIDE 172 106 12 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152 122 14 5
SPIRIVA 151 89 15 42
GABAPENTIN 131 50 16 16
MIRTAZAPINE 131 108 16 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 129 49 R 18 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 36 19 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 67 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 71 20 11
OLANZAPINE 110 14 22 54
LANTUS 110 56 22 33
FLOVENT HFA 110 53 22 54
NAMENDA 107 95 25 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 65 26 31
HALOPERIDOL 96 46 27 57
METFORMIN HCL 93 34 28 7
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 37 28 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 27 30 62
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87 34 31 63
CARVEDILOL 85 64 32 33
LEVETIRACETAM 85 46 32 64
SUBOXONE 85 13 32 64
PROAIR HFA 83 34 35 67
PAROXETINE HCL 82 54 36 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 40 37 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 48 38 12
SANTYL 79 28 38 48
CLOPIDOGREL 78 65 40 45
KETOCONAZOLE 77 51 41 71
ATENOLOL 77 46 41 9
OXYCODONE HCL 75 22 S2 43 72
SEROQUEL 74 55 44 73
GLIPIZIDE 72 50 45 25
RISPERIDONE 70 50 46 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 23 R 46 75
SERTRALINE HCL 67 31 48 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 47 48 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 19 50 50
PREDNISONE 61 37 51 37
OMEPRAZOLE 60 45 52 8
CALCITONIN-SALMON 58 51 53 85
NOVOLOG 56 32 54 87
LYRICA 55 35 55 89
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53 0 56 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 35 57 26
VENTOLIN HFA 50 22 58 99
COLCRYS 50 31 58 99
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. 15, 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.