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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 3734

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 3734

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

5% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 959 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 21,440 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 897 862 1 7
LISINOPRIL 885 816 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 860 799 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 808 730 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 653 526 5 10
ATENOLOL 560 551 6 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555 536 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 532 486 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494 485 9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 458 422 10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 441 421 11 15
OMEPRAZOLE 429 381 12 4
METFORMIN HCL 361 314 13 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 355 346 S3 14 12
GABAPENTIN 354 276 15 17
MIRTAZAPINE 327 323 16 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 311 17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 307 307 18 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289 262 19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 285 271 20 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276 274 21 26
CARVEDILOL 244 214 22 30
RANITIDINE HCL 239 198 23 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238 197 24 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 228 190 25 84
KLOR-CON M20 222 199 26 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206 206 27 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 189 28 29
PREDNISONE 185 174 29 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 179 30 22
ALLOPURINOL 172 170 31 33
DIGOXIN 163 163 32 43
CLOPIDOGREL 157 154 33 23
PAROXETINE HCL 150 143 34 59
TRAZODONE HCL 149 133 35 49
TRAMADOL HCL 145 135 36 20
NAMENDA 138 138 37 44
SPIRIVA 137 114 38 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 129 39 92
EXELON 126 126 40 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 114 41 35
DIOVAN 122 121 42 31
PLAVIX 115 115 43 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 112 107 44 131
CELEBREX 112 87 44 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 105 46 37
SYNTHROID 110 110 47 47
CYMBALTA 110 78 47 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 95 49 82
MELOXICAM 103 102 50 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 98 51 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 89 52 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 76 53 80
LANTUS 100 79 53 54
FAMOTIDINE 99 87 55 60
IBUPROFEN 99 71 55 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 94 57 68
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 91 91 R 58 312
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90 86 59 86
GLIPIZIDE 89 87 60 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 74 60 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 83 S2 62 51
JANUVIA 85 82 63 50
OXYCODONE HCL 84 74 S2 64 58
NYSTOP 83 65 65 187
FINASTERIDE 80 80 66 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 73 67 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 70 68 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 62 68 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 65 68 27
AMOXICILLIN 72 66 71 108
NOVOLIN 70-30 71 71 72 252
LACTULOSE 69 66 73 137
NYSTATIN 69 59 73 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 68 73 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 45 76 149
LOVASTATIN 68 67 76 41
LEVETIRACETAM 68 64 76 105
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 66 76 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 53 80 73
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 64 80 74
METOLAZONE 65 65 80 174
AZITHROMYCIN 64 62 83 38
BACLOFEN 64 38 83 142
ZETIA 63 63 85 55
NEXIUM 63 63 85 36
ACTONEL 62 62 87 188
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 62 87 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 57 87 100
MECLIZINE HCL 61 50 90 139
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 61 90 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 92 97
ETODOLAC 60 52 92 222
NOVOLOG 60 57 92 112
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 43 95 118
PRANDIN 59 59 95 166
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 51 97 262
PROAIR HFA 58 55 97 83
MUPIROCIN 55 54 99 189
RANEXA 53 53 100 407
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 30 100 141
CALCITRIOL 51 51 102 390
NOVOLIN R 51 39 102 215
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 50 102 99
LABETALOL HCL 51 51 102 176
RISPERIDONE 51 42 102 62
FLOVENT HFA 50 45 107 199
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.