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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 275 out of 3734

$818K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 3734

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

18% of this provider’s 560 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 560 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 7,796 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 617 409 1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 524 383 2 6
LISINOPRIL 454 319 3 3
IBUPROFEN 368 160 4 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 257 5 5
RISPERIDONE 304 146 6 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 206 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 238 117 8 8
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 216 68 R 9 173
OMEPRAZOLE 213 134 10 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 199 133 11 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 179 12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 126 13 11
HALOPERIDOL 179 58 14 212
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176 93 15 2
FUROSEMIDE 176 147 15 7
GABAPENTIN 175 65 17 17
RANITIDINE HCL 164 97 18 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 59 S2 19 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 128 19 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 103 21 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 82 22 24
LEVETIRACETAM 144 105 23 105
TRAZODONE HCL 142 73 24 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 81 24 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 109 26 25
NIFEDIPINE ER 122 89 27 113
LANTUS 122 73 27 54
BACLOFEN 119 23 29 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 81 30 22
LOVASTATIN 109 84 31 41
FENTANYL 108 73 S2 32 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 83 33 19
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 101 0 34 233
HEPARIN SODIUM 101 66 34 242
CARVEDILOL 99 61 36 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 80 37 111
FAMOTIDINE 97 70 38 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 57 39 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 58 40 15
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92 27 40 320
OLANZAPINE 91 39 42 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 90 21 43 198
SERTRALINE HCL 90 59 43 18
LOPERAMIDE 88 72 45 251
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 62 46 82
MIRTAZAPINE 80 60 47 45
CLOPIDOGREL 74 56 48 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 56 49 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 32 49 46
VESICARE 71 18 51 157
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 67 36 52 285
LATANOPROST 67 41 52 197
VENTOLIN HFA 65 50 54 70
SPIRIVA 63 48 55 40
DIOVAN 62 27 56 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 31 57 151
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 0 58 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 34 S3 59 123
ABILIFY 57 40 60 159
KETOCONAZOLE 57 41 60 204
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 35 60 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 46 63 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 42 64 109
ALCOHOL SWABS 54 31 65 290
CYMBALTA 52 43 66 67
SANTYL 51 28 67 226
LIPITOR 51 41 67 90
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 July 8, 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.