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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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103,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 107

$5.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 107

2,523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 2,523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 2,523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 85,557 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,606 3,118 10 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 3,599 3,368 10 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,484 2,984 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 3,363 2,916 10 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 2,958 2,399 10 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 2,872 2,293 6 2
LISINOPRIL 2,678 2,371 10 7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 2,528 2,156 10 8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,483 2,395 10 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,102 1,888 10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 1,680 1,483 10 11 23
SERTRALINE HCL 1,562 1,217 10 12 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,455 1,225 10 13 31
MIRTAZAPINE 1,335 1,205 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 1,288 979 15 13
GABAPENTIN 1,268 1,015 16 11
RISPERIDONE 1,248 887 17 26
TRAZODONE HCL 1,126 883 18 22
KLOR-CON M20 1,032 865 10 19 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,016 860 20 27
NAMENDA 924 873 21 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 924 828 21 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 895 848 23 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 856 823 10 24 49
HUMALOG 822 662 10 25 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 772 705 26 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 753 628 27 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 748 660 28 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710 600 29 17
LANTUS 709 584 30 34
CLOPIDOGREL 699 628 31 29
DIGOXIN 692 643 32 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 690 480 33 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 673 577 34 28
OLANZAPINE 661 425 35 57
ATENOLOL 636 519 36 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 633 499 S2 37 53
ABILIFY 631 430 38 66
CYMBALTA 617 523 39 52
GLIPIZIDE 617 537 39 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 614 523 41 47
CARVEDILOL 603 517 42 25
DIOVAN 592 543 43 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 588 535 44 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 587 405 45 38
SEROQUEL 583 475 10 46 87
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 580 531 47 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 567 504 48 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 478 388 49 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 472 420 50 101
LEVETIRACETAM 460 318 51 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 458 357 52 119
FAMOTIDINE 453 284 53 42
JANTOVEN 451 446 54 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 448 368 55 107
PLAVIX 438 397 56 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 435 345 57 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 426 390 58 30
FENTANYL 424 307 S2 59 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 423 356 60 111
NYSTOP 417 383 10 61 103
NOVOLOG 417 352 61 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 410 366 63 73
PREDNISONE 405 389 64 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 303 S3 65 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 378 171 R 66 131
SPIRIVA 372 330 67 69
CELEBREX 355 299 68 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 355 318 68 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 350 201 70 102
BACLOFEN 349 174 71 64
CEPHALEXIN 348 303 72 120
PEN NEEDLE 345 307 73 160
KLOR-CON M10 345 307 73 97
PAROXETINE HCL 343 255 75 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 334 294 76 70
MELOXICAM 331 288 77 135
AMIODARONE HCL 314 302 78 93
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 314 287 78 147
CARBAMAZEPINE 305 202 80 133
LAMOTRIGINE 300 91 81 86
FINASTERIDE 297 266 82 72
EXELON 289 289 83 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 289 260 83 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 287 270 85 89
ALLOPURINOL 282 254 86 48
ONDANSETRON HCL 279 177 10 87 174
CLOZAPINE 273 95 88 165
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 273 241 88 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272 220 90 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 268 206 91 121
AZITHROMYCIN 267 244 92 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 264 227 93 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 264 200 93 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 259 228 95 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 256 79 96 164
HALOPERIDOL 250 157 97 123
LOVASTATIN 249 195 98 51
OXYCODONE HCL 246 155 S2 99 68
NYSTATIN 246 175 99 116
RANITIDINE HCL 239 168 101 41
LATANOPROST 238 231 102 94
IBUPROFEN 226 164 103 90
GLYBURIDE 223 200 R 104 95
SEROQUEL XR 223 203 104 227
PROPRANOLOL HCL 220 143 106 145
HUMULIN R 220 167 106 211
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 217 115 108 118
TRAVATAN Z 217 211 108 210
SANTYL 214 161 110 113
NIFEDIPINE ER 213 205 111 110
CLONIDINE HCL 202 120 112 95
BUMETANIDE 201 201 113 77
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 199 165 114 236
GLUCAGEN 190 173 10 115 241
JANUVIA 189 143 116 71
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 189 135 116 173
VERAPAMIL ER 183 177 118 171
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 181 162 119 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 178 126 R 120 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 177 169 121 149
AGGRENOX 176 170 122 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 175 148 123 122
LOPERAMIDE 170 143 124 199
GENERLAC 167 109 125 254
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 167 102 S2 125 115
OXYCONTIN 165 106 S2 127 124
SUCRALFATE 165 140 127 257
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 162 142 129 196
LITHIUM CARBONATE 159 72 130 178
LEVEMIR 158 120 131 262
HYDROXYZINE HCL 154 126 R 132 180
LIDODERM 154 141 132 77
LEXAPRO 152 130 134 163
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 151 150 135 229
NEXIUM 151 98 135 61
ENULOSE 145 85 137 212
SINGULAIR 142 132 138 127
BUPROPION HCL SR 141 112 139 151
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 141 115 139 276
METRONIDAZOLE 140 97 141 278
MEGESTROL ACETATE 140 128 R 141 278
ZETIA 140 129 141 126
FENOFIBRATE 137 114 144 177
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 135 93 145 183
ARANESP 133 111 10 146 285
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 133 131 146 245
VANCOMYCIN HCL 130 122 148 187
BUPROPION HCL 130 110 148 288
METOLAZONE 130 89 148 168
RESTASIS 129 129 151 289
AMOXICILLIN 129 109 151 201
EVISTA 126 113 153 176
LYRICA 126 78 153 139
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 126 64 153 294
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 125 71 156 218
BUDESONIDE 124 93 157 232
MIDODRINE HCL 124 100 157 234
TRICOR 119 61 159 148
VALPROIC ACID 116 58 160 209
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 115 90 161 304
LACTULOSE 113 79 162 114
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 113 83 162 220
GEMFIBROZIL 112 59 164 166
ARICEPT 112 111 164 310
MORPHINE SULFATE 112 91 S2 164 150
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 111 96 167 152
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 108 93 168 205
MECLIZINE HCL 106 89 169 142
OXCARBAZEPINE 106 55 169 220
NOVOLIN R 102 93 171 236
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102 96 171 130
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 101 25 R 173 322
VENLAFAXINE HCL 101 75 173 265
AMANTADINE 100 73 175 270
DICYCLOMINE HCL 100 51 175 235
AMITIZA 100 100 175 169
LIPITOR 100 85 175 132
MUPIROCIN 99 81 179 251
LOVAZA 98 48 180 138
VESICARE 97 79 181 140
CRESTOR 96 69 182 63
NAPROXEN 95 59 183 153
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 93 183 91
KETOCONAZOLE 95 58 183 160
DETROL LA 94 88 186 157
PROAIR HFA 93 83 187 208
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 93 83 187 323
CEFTRIAXONE 93 82 187 246
HYDROCORTISONE 93 62 187 181
CLONIDINE 92 68 191 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 47 R 192 224
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91 65 192 324
DILANTIN 91 70 192 252
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 78 195 155
SOTALOL 89 89 196 226
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 71 196 104
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 89 70 196 325
ZYPREXA 86 46 199 327
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 69 200 154
TIMOLOL MALEATE 83 70 201 243
ACTOS 82 66 202 183
NITROSTAT 81 73 203 258
FLOVENT HFA 81 69 203 283
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 75 205 189
METHOTREXATE 79 79 206 265
TOPIRAMATE 79 46 206 182
TIZANIDINE HCL 77 32 208 250
DILTIAZEM HCL 77 75 208 273
NOVOLIN 70-30 76 67 210 125
RAMIPRIL 76 41 210 134
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 61 S3 212 98
PRIMIDONE 73 52 213 193
LABETALOL HCL 73 39 213 275
VENTOLIN HFA 70 55 215 144
AMMONIUM LACTATE 70 70 215 280
HUMULIN N 69 65 217 349
BUPROPION XL 69 41 217 349
OLANZAPINE ODT 69 59 217 298
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 41 220 136
COLCRYS 68 45 220 189
SENSIPAR 67 45 222 299
SYNTHROID 67 64 222 85
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 67 25 222 355
CALCIUM ACETATE 66 41 225 204
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 52 225 239
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 63 227 207
LUMIGAN 63 63 227 280
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 61 36 229 272
METHIMAZOLE 61 51 229 363
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 43 229 194
PREVACID 60 32 232 283
PHENYTOIN 60 47 232 365
LIDOCAINE HCL 59 51 234 309
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 54 234 222
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 0 S2 234 167
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 25 R 237 366
ASMANEX 57 47 238 369
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 57 44 238 369
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 56 238 293
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 39 241 297
DIOVAN HCT 56 44 241 137
LIDOCAINE 56 51 241 241
COMTAN 55 30 244 374
PERMETHRIN 55 47 244 304
FLUCONAZOLE 55 51 244 374
REBIF 54 0 247 378
NITROFURANTOIN 54 41 247 317
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 54 43 S2 247 304
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 250 385
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 53 48 250 385
PRADAXA 52 52 252 392
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52 48 252 312
COMBIVENT 52 39 252 214
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 49 252 263
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 51 256 282
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 50 41 257 399
FORTICAL 50 40 257 399
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 50 35 257 399
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 50 47 257 399
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50 33 257 399
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 50 50 257 285
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 May 3, 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.