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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 3734

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 3734

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

16% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 723 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 18,946 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,024 964 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 970 873 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 730 698 3 10
LISINOPRIL 566 505 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544 523 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 510 450 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 453 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439 387 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 414 397 9 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 398 360 10 25
MIRTAZAPINE 322 318 11 45
ATENOLOL 296 290 12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 296 270 12 20
RISPERIDONE 273 258 14 62
NAMENDA 251 237 15 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 190 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 197 17 11
NOVOLOG 207 201 18 112
LANTUS 204 199 19 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 193 20 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 183 21 82
METFORMIN HCL 188 149 22 8
DIGOXIN 180 179 23 43
GABAPENTIN 169 145 24 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 153 25 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 160 26 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 143 S3 27 12
SERTRALINE HCL 156 139 28 18
GLIPIZIDE 154 143 29 57
PREDNISONE 152 133 30 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151 147 31 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150 149 32 98
CLOPIDOGREL 145 133 33 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143 140 34 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 129 35 116
OXYCODONE HCL 138 131 S2 36 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 135 37 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 122 38 22
FENTANYL 124 105 S2 39 65
SPIRIVA 123 108 40 40
ALLOPURINOL 123 120 40 33
OXYCONTIN 121 116 S2 42 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 97 43 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113 93 44 102
GLIPIZIDE XL 112 103 45 85
TRAZODONE HCL 111 110 46 49
HUMALOG 111 108 46 146
KLOR-CON M20 111 96 46 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 66 49 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 72 50 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 92 51 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 90 51 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 90 53 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 91 54 84
NEXIUM 97 83 54 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91 90 56 196
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 72 56 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 72 58 129
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 87 59 29
CARVEDILOL 83 83 60 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 79 60 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 71 60 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 62 63 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 77 63 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 69 65 92
CYMBALTA 78 63 66 67
NYSTOP 78 78 66 187
FAMOTIDINE 76 60 68 60
PLAVIX 71 70 69 39
PROAIR HFA 70 62 70 83
LEVETIRACETAM 70 63 70 105
AGGRENOX 67 67 72 182
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 59 72 15
SEROQUEL 66 66 74 161
PEN NEEDLE 66 54 74 152
FINASTERIDE 65 65 76 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 57 76 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 62 78 97
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 62 78 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 52 80 80
CEPHALEXIN 61 60 81 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 51 S2 82 51
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 57 83 171
KLOR-CON M10 56 52 84 115
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 55 84 213
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 47 84 68
LOVASTATIN 55 49 87 41
DIOVAN 55 50 87 31
NYSTATIN 54 53 89 162
SANTYL 53 51 90 226
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 53 90 118
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 51 S2 90 220
AZITHROMYCIN 52 48 93 38
BUMETANIDE 51 49 94 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 46 R 94 185
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 48 96 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 38 R 96 94
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 Feb. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.