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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 623

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 623

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

24% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,513 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 510 334 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 472 288 2 5
LISINOPRIL 465 308 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 449 249 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 429 207 5 7
OXYCODONE HCL 409 134 S2 6 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401 243 7 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 381 165 8 29
GABAPENTIN 341 168 9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 254 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 286 127 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 162 12 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 271 162 13 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 118 S3 14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 149 15 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 123 16 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 112 17 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 98 18 19
FENOFIBRATE 195 97 19 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 93 20 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 92 21 35
CLONIDINE HCL 154 79 22 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 65 23 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 91 24 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 147 43 S2 24 114
RANITIDINE HCL 145 80 26 23
CARVEDILOL 140 100 27 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 114 28 13
CRESTOR 133 89 29 28
TRAZODONE HCL 132 52 30 36
SPIRIVA 131 60 31 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 30 R 32 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 67 S2 33 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 126 86 34 134
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 76 35 9
NEXIUM 114 61 36 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 57 37 92
LABETALOL HCL 110 63 38 163
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 81 39 59
IBUPROFEN 108 36 40 68
DILTIAZEM ER 99 38 41 175
ENDOCET 97 34 S2 42 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 29 42 84
ALLOPURINOL 97 77 42 44
PROAIR HFA 96 33 45 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 77 46 180
ATENOLOL 94 60 46 12
OXYCONTIN 92 0 S2 48 137
CYMBALTA 91 16 49 52
AVODART 89 73 50 228
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 53 51 143
LOVASTATIN 81 54 52 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 0 S2 53 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 40 54 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 42 55 64
DIOVAN 72 48 55 48
AZITHROMYCIN 71 47 57 45
NATEGLINIDE 71 51 57 240
CLOPIDOGREL 69 39 59 34
PREDNISONE 68 40 60 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 31 61 14
MELOXICAM 67 32 61 50
LANTUS 66 21 63 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66 0 63 247
SINGULAIR 65 23 65 109
MORPHINE SULFATE 64 0 S2 66 201
PAROXETINE HCL 64 48 66 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 23 68 74
FENTANYL 61 0 S2 69 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 41 70 61
LYRICA 60 19 70 86
HUMALOG 59 26 72 148
SYNTHROID 58 24 73 97
ABILIFY 55 20 74 166
LIPITOR 55 31 74 127
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 46 74 80
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 12 77 221
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 0 77 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 44 77 8
SERTRALINE HCL 54 23 77 20
NYSTATIN 53 28 81 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 20 81 53
VENTOLIN HFA 52 20 83 92
RISPERIDONE 52 0 83 49
ZETIA 52 39 83 99
PLAVIX 50 35 86 46
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.