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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3734

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 3734

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

21% of this provider’s 429 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 429 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 24,394 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,420 1,298 1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,348 1,273 2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805 727 3 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 755 659 4 16
SIMVASTATIN 668 606 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611 559 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 604 536 7 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 596 582 8 25
MIRTAZAPINE 578 536 9 45
OMEPRAZOLE 541 482 10 4
GABAPENTIN 454 394 11 17
MELOXICAM 433 409 12 52
NAMENDA 420 419 13 44
LISINOPRIL 411 387 14 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402 379 S3 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 400 349 16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 394 317 17 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 343 326 18 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 302 275 19 82
RISPERIDONE 272 210 20 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 270 247 21 77
KLOR-CON M20 263 224 22 48
NYSTOP 253 170 23 187
LANTUS 252 230 24 54
FENTANYL 225 223 S2 25 65
METFORMIN HCL 221 219 26 8
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 207 178 27 92
LEVETIRACETAM 205 104 28 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 198 29 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 191 165 30 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 175 31 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183 166 32 98
PREDNISONE 182 170 33 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 171 34 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 170 35 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170 170 36 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 161 149 37 118
ALLOPURINOL 158 146 38 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 130 39 158
CLOPIDOGREL 147 145 40 23
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 145 123 41 196
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 137 42 14
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 136 113 43 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 93 44 117
SPIRIVA 131 131 45 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 131 45 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 130 124 47 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 130 47 35
LATANOPROST 127 127 49 197
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127 108 49 111
TRAZODONE HCL 125 91 51 49
CARVEDILOL 124 124 52 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 104 52 22
SEROQUEL 121 103 54 161
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 97 55 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 117 56 26
HYDROCORTISONE 114 94 57 217
KLOR-CON M10 113 104 58 115
LEVEMIR 112 112 59 202
CLONIDINE HCL 110 92 60 79
PLAVIX 110 105 60 39
EXELON 107 107 62 150
PROMETHAZINE HCL 106 80 R 63 185
GLIPIZIDE 106 87 63 57
AMIODARONE HCL 101 101 65 203
LOPERAMIDE 99 82 66 251
CEPHALEXIN 98 92 67 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 87 S2 68 51
ONDANSETRON HCL 95 87 69 262
RANITIDINE HCL 93 85 70 32
NYSTATIN 93 79 70 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 68 72 15
ATENOLOL 90 90 73 13
MECLIZINE HCL 89 79 74 139
CELEBREX 88 88 75 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 53 75 99
NITROFURANTOIN 87 86 77 227
LYRICA 87 69 77 124
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 86 72 R 79 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 70 80 97
DIGOXIN 81 81 80 43
CYMBALTA 80 80 82 67
NOVOLOG 79 67 83 112
HUMALOG 79 63 83 146
OXYCONTIN 78 32 S2 85 121
BACLOFEN 78 57 85 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 68 87 24
LIDOCAINE HCL 75 67 88 284
COLCRYS 73 73 89 216
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 58 89 147
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 72 72 91 200
SANTYL 70 62 92 226
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 70 92 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 44 92 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 65 95 128
OLANZAPINE 66 50 96 106
FLUCONAZOLE 66 53 96 259
ARICEPT 65 65 98 363
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 64 99 371
HUMULIN R 64 64 99 273
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 63 63 101 399
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 44 101 141
LIDODERM 63 55 101 170
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 44 R 101 208
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 23 105 198
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 39 105 322
DIOVAN 60 48 107 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 47 108 21
ABILIFY 59 43 108 159
DETROL LA 58 52 110 153
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 48 111 165
AZITHROMYCIN 57 49 111 38
METRONIDAZOLE 57 37 111 321
PAROXETINE HCL 55 39 114 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 53 114 149
FAMOTIDINE 55 51 114 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 52 114 131
LEXAPRO 53 53 118 236
ACTOS 53 51 118 110
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 49 S2 118 220
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 34 121 260
HUMULIN 70-30 52 52 121 229
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R 121 269
METOLAZONE 51 50 124 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 50 124 80
TAMIFLU 51 51 124 302
PHENYTOIN 50 26 127 288
ZETIA 50 50 127 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 50 127 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 Sept. 23, 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.