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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 3734

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 3734

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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
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this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 418 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 18,632 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771 719 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 753 727 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 630 592 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 625 614 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 554 524 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 463 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 448 441 7 25
RISPERIDONE 441 382 8 62
LISINOPRIL 405 379 9 3
MIRTAZAPINE 391 379 10 45
LANTUS 386 378 11 54
GABAPENTIN 365 338 12 17
OMEPRAZOLE 343 306 13 4
NOVOLOG 301 289 14 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267 241 15 82
RANITIDINE HCL 232 211 16 32
METFORMIN HCL 230 200 17 8
SERTRALINE HCL 224 224 18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 217 201 19 20
NYSTATIN 216 212 20 162
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 213 21 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210 204 22 14
JANUVIA 203 191 23 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194 163 24 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 175 25 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 179 179 26 128
NAMENDA 167 160 27 44
CYMBALTA 163 148 28 67
SEROQUEL 148 136 29 161
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 135 30 98
PROCRIT 146 146 30 294
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 145 32 26
TRAZODONE HCL 144 110 33 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 127 S3 33 12
CEPHALEXIN 140 127 35 120
OLANZAPINE 140 139 35 106
FENTANYL 133 112 S2 37 65
CLOPIDOGREL 131 127 38 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 110 39 99
DIGOXIN 123 123 40 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 109 41 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 113 41 22
KLOR-CON M20 121 115 41 48
ENABLEX 120 120 44 328
PREDNISONE 119 106 45 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 118 46 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 113 47 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 94 48 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 102 49 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 105 105 50 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 84 51 37
FAMOTIDINE 103 96 51 60
BACLOFEN 102 63 53 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 93 54 77
ABILIFY 94 76 55 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 90 56 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 80 56 29
LIDODERM 93 93 56 170
LEXAPRO 90 79 59 236
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 51 59 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84 61 9
SPIRIVA 87 87 62 40
MUPIROCIN 87 84 62 189
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 82 64 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 66 S2 65 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 81 66 118
PLAVIX 81 75 66 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 72 68 151
ATENOLOL 78 68 69 13
NYSTOP 78 74 69 187
AZITHROMYCIN 77 72 71 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 52 71 158
LUMIGAN 72 72 73 451
CRESTOR 70 70 74 28
KETOCONAZOLE 69 61 75 204
LORAZEPAM 64 49 76 210
FENOFIBRATE 63 61 77 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 63 77 141
LATANOPROST 62 62 79 197
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 56 80 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 58 80 117
AMITIZA 60 52 82 238
DIOVAN HCT 60 60 82 72
TOPIRAMATE 60 38 82 181
NEXIUM 58 52 85 36
NITROFURANTOIN 57 55 86 227
LIPITOR 57 57 86 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 36 86 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 49 89 213
OXYCONTIN 54 42 S2 90 121
METOLAZONE 54 54 90 174
DETROL LA 54 54 90 153
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 52 S2 93 104
AGGRENOX 52 52 93 182
DIOVAN 51 51 95 31
CARVEDILOL 51 51 95 30
BUDESONIDE 51 51 95 231
DOVONEX 50 49 98 577
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 50 98 171
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. 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.