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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 3734

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 3734

774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 774 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 774 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 31,164 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,476 1,346 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,414 1,282 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,237 1,211 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,186 1,033 4 7
LISINOPRIL 1,138 1,011 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,063 946 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,021 948 7 2
FAMOTIDINE 869 769 8 60
GABAPENTIN 794 730 9 17
MIRTAZAPINE 765 735 10 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 754 749 11 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 619 548 12 16
OMEPRAZOLE 555 499 13 4
SERTRALINE HCL 545 505 14 18
TRAZODONE HCL 519 472 15 49
RISPERIDONE 504 472 16 62
NAMENDA 489 489 17 44
TRAMADOL HCL 476 445 18 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 375 S3 19 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 387 360 20 99
METFORMIN HCL 378 308 21 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 370 353 22 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 364 314 23 34
CARVEDILOL 340 297 24 30
CLOPIDOGREL 306 281 25 23
DIGOXIN 287 287 26 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279 220 27 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 226 28 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 207 S2 29 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 241 220 30 129
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 227 175 31 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 204 32 9
LANTUS 207 174 33 54
PLAVIX 206 180 34 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 202 35 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 203 203 36 92
SANTYL 201 183 37 226
MELOXICAM 192 182 38 52
IBUPROFEN 191 139 39 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 186 40 14
KLOR-CON M20 189 160 40 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 188 171 42 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 179 43 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 160 44 11
LEVETIRACETAM 179 117 45 105
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 167 46 19
GLIPIZIDE 172 158 47 57
ATENOLOL 172 172 47 13
JANUVIA 169 145 49 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 168 138 50 111
OLANZAPINE 165 147 51 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 150 52 35
SPIRIVA 163 152 53 40
FENTANYL 161 138 S2 54 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 143 55 63
CLONIDINE HCL 150 134 56 79
HEPARIN SODIUM 146 100 57 242
SEROQUEL 144 128 58 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 132 59 151
DIOVAN 129 119 60 31
HUMULIN 70-30 125 96 61 229
HYDROXYZINE HCL 123 102 R 62 208
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 118 63 26
RANITIDINE HCL 115 96 64 32
FINASTERIDE 114 101 65 88
CYMBALTA 113 101 66 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 112 110 67 135
BACLOFEN 111 75 68 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 110 69 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 87 70 15
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 105 76 71 233
NOVOLOG 104 92 72 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 102 72 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 81 74 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 90 75 61
AZITHROMYCIN 98 73 76 38
LATANOPROST 97 97 77 197
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94 93 78 213
CEPHALEXIN 94 87 78 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 90 78 68
DILTIAZEM HCL 93 93 81 261
NYSTOP 91 79 82 187
HUMALOG 90 59 83 146
ZETIA 86 60 84 55
LOVASTATIN 86 72 84 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 78 86 158
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83 74 87 128
VALPROIC ACID 82 43 88 223
NEXIUM 81 69 89 36
ABILIFY 81 62 89 159
LOPERAMIDE 80 69 91 251
ALLOPURINOL 80 80 91 33
LIDODERM 79 66 93 170
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 65 93 77
SINGULAIR 76 47 95 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 63 96 117
HUMULIN R 72 51 97 273
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 72 97 141
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 71 99 171
SYMBICORT 70 63 100 186
PROCRIT 69 69 101 294
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 69 101 165
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 62 103 131
METHIMAZOLE 67 67 104 442
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 60 S2 105 104
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 66 66 105 322
MUPIROCIN 66 46 105 189
PRIMIDONE 65 65 108 274
PREDNISONE 65 62 108 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 60 108 84
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 63 56 111 383
OXYCONTIN 63 56 S2 111 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 63 111 119
CRESTOR 62 45 114 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 61 114 56
GLYBURIDE 62 60 R 114 64
PRANDIN 61 61 117 166
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 44 117 252
RAMIPRIL 59 59 119 91
ASACOL 59 34 119 537
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 59 119 329
BUMETANIDE 58 58 122 78
KETOCONAZOLE 58 49 122 204
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 45 124 100
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 57 50 124 366
PROAIR HFA 55 19 126 83
LABETALOL HCL 55 50 126 176
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 126 203
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 46 129 73
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53 53 129 371
MECLIZINE HCL 52 48 131 139
GEMFIBROZIL 51 45 132 114
PAROXETINE HCL 51 48 132 59
NYSTATIN 50 45 134 162
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 47 134 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 31 134 175
LEVEMIR 50 47 134 202
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 Sept. 23, 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.