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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 3734

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 3734

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

11% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 495 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 21,892 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 970 954 1 10
FUROSEMIDE 967 920 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 724 613 3 1
LISINOPRIL 716 646 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 657 640 5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631 595 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586 523 7 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 547 515 8 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 519 519 9 19
OMEPRAZOLE 478 376 10 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 389 389 11 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 296 12 5
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 317 317 10 13 308
LEVOFLOXACIN 313 306 14 116
GABAPENTIN 312 282 15 17
HYDROCORTISONE 289 273 16 217
RANITIDINE HCL 277 264 17 32
CLOPIDOGREL 264 242 18 23
CEFUROXIME 254 241 19 168
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 218 20 11
METFORMIN HCL 241 210 21 8
MIRTAZAPINE 236 223 22 45
RISPERIDONE 228 182 23 62
ALLOPURINOL 226 221 24 33
CARVEDILOL 224 217 25 30
NAMENDA 222 222 26 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 221 201 27 37
LANTUS 220 197 28 54
NEXIUM 213 203 29 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 191 29 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 194 31 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205 194 32 34
SERTRALINE HCL 201 180 33 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 182 34 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 184 166 35 99
GLYBURIDE 184 174 R 35 64
FENTANYL 181 179 S2 37 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 175 136 38 128
PLAVIX 170 160 39 39
TRAMADOL HCL 169 165 40 20
AZITHROMYCIN 167 154 41 38
ATENOLOL 167 147 41 13
KLOR-CON M20 164 160 43 48
TRAZODONE HCL 156 141 44 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 120 S3 45 12
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 154 154 46 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 153 141 47 80
PREDNISONE 149 141 48 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 144 49 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 86 50 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 116 51 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 96 52 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 62 S2 53 51
NYSTOP 111 108 54 187
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 109 81 55 97
DIGOXIN 109 95 55 43
JANTOVEN 109 41 55 76
MUPIROCIN 103 88 58 189
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 99 58 77
COMBIVENT 103 90 58 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101 79 61 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 74 62 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 86 63 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 74 64 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 93 65 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 90 66 92
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 85 67 147
NOVOLOG 85 84 68 112
TRICOR 82 72 69 93
ZETIA 78 57 70 55
KLOR-CON M10 77 61 71 115
JANUVIA 75 56 72 50
CEPHALEXIN 74 73 73 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 61 74 46
FINASTERIDE 72 72 74 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 65 76 151
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70 70 77 98
LIPITOR 69 60 78 90
NAPROXEN 68 48 79 101
NITROFURANTOIN 67 67 80 227
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 41 80 61
LATANOPROST 66 66 82 197
TORSEMIDE 66 54 82 160
CALCITONIN-SALMON 66 66 82 257
HUMALOG 66 65 82 146
SPIRIVA 65 58 86 40
ERYTHROMYCIN 61 59 87 327
SYNTHROID 60 43 88 47
PROAIR HFA 59 45 89 83
MELOXICAM 59 23 89 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 58 91 126
PHENYTOIN 58 22 91 288
FLUCONAZOLE 58 56 91 259
PAROXETINE HCL 58 44 91 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 57 95 117
LIDOCAINE 56 56 96 299
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 43 R 96 94
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 44 R 96 154
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 96 203
CARAFATE 55 55 100 331
WELCHOL 53 53 101 201
SEROQUEL 53 49 101 161
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 53 101 136
FLOVENT HFA 53 53 101 199
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 31 101 149
FENOFIBRATE 53 32 101 81
BENICAR 52 52 107 107
DIOVAN 51 50 108 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 40 S3 108 123
LEVETIRACETAM 51 51 108 105
MECLIZINE HCL 50 50 111 139
CLONIDINE HCL 50 47 111 79
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 July 8, 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.