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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 47

$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 47

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

6% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 32,915 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,224 1,165 1 6
MECLIZINE HCL 922 919 10 2 41
NEXIUM 844 830 3 19
LOVAZA 807 792 4 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 782 782 5 25
CRESTOR 766 763 6 17
SIMVASTATIN 690 667 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 650 614 8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 560 539 9 16
FUROSEMIDE 559 544 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548 546 11 3
ATENOLOL 536 515 12 12
LIDODERM 526 503 13 62
DIOVAN 498 490 14 23
LISINOPRIL 477 409 15 2
SYNTHROID 446 446 16 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 403 17 4
CARVEDILOL 400 392 18 27
IBUPROFEN 387 355 19 35
VOLTAREN 382 375 20 93
JANUMET 372 363 21 95
ALLOPURINOL 348 345 22 36
DIOVAN HCT 328 328 23 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 309 303 24 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 306 24 11
SINGULAIR 307 293 26 58
DEXILANT 305 305 27 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 280 28 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 288 29 10
PROCTOZONE-HC 275 270 30 111
JANUVIA 271 259 31 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 271 271 31 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265 263 33 30
DICYCLOMINE HCL 261 247 34 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 260 260 35 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 223 36 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 257 231 37 53
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 255 255 38 116
CLONIDINE HCL 251 251 39 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 250 207 40 40
PRANDIN 249 249 41 75
PLAVIX 249 239 41 49
LIDOCAINE 246 243 43 117
METFORMIN HCL 241 214 44 8
LIPITOR 227 227 45 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 215 46 22
GABAPENTIN 211 198 47 15
CILOSTAZOL 209 195 48 130
COUMADIN 199 199 49 133
RANITIDINE HCL 199 196 49 26
LYRICA 194 186 51 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 188 188 52 99
CREON 186 176 53 140
NITROSTAT 182 182 54 142
KETOCONAZOLE 181 176 55 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181 177 55 81
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 179 179 57 143
EXFORGE 174 174 58 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171 171 59 115
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 170 170 60 149
FAMOTIDINE 170 160 60 46
NAMENDA 165 162 62 44
VESICARE 162 162 63 124
CLOPIDOGREL 155 145 64 29
RANEXA 151 151 65 157
BENICAR 150 144 66 97
TRICOR 150 149 66 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150 144 66 100
PROMETHAZINE HCL 146 136 R 69 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 144 141 70 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 143 71 31
CELEBREX 143 143 71 101
TRAMADOL HCL 143 143 71 18
LEXAPRO 141 141 74 119
TERAZOSIN HCL 141 141 74 137
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 140 140 76 161
SINGLE USE SWAB 138 135 77 164
SPIRIVA 135 125 78 42
PRIMIDONE 131 131 79 166
AZITHROMYCIN 131 117 79 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127 109 S3 81 74
NAPROXEN 126 120 82 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 115 83 105
ULORIC 121 107 83 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118 118 85 124
GLIPIZIDE XL 117 111 86 64
ACTOS 117 117 86 89
PROCTOSOL-HC 115 103 88 172
PROAIR HFA 112 99 89 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 99 89 21
PAROXETINE HCL 107 107 91 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 104 90 92 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 99 93 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 103 103 93 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 94 95 90
ALCOHOL SWABS 99 99 96 149
BENICAR HCT 98 98 97 108
NASONEX 97 89 98 156
MIRTAZAPINE 94 94 99 59
ONGLYZA 94 94 99 151
COREG CR 92 92 101 186
AMMONIUM LACTATE 92 92 101 186
FLECTOR 91 91 103 188
NIASPAN 91 89 103 73
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 105 192
PENNSAID 84 84 106 193
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 107 194
AVODART 83 83 107 163
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80 74 109 197
SOLARAZE 80 80 109 197
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 79 111 117
FINASTERIDE 76 76 112 106
FEXOFENADINE HCL 76 69 112 200
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72 70 114 154
CITALOPRAM HBR 71 60 115 24
ZETIA 70 62 116 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 68 117 55
MELOXICAM 69 69 117 68
HYDROCORTISONE 68 68 119 171
LOPERAMIDE 68 68 119 209
ENABLEX 67 67 121 210
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 67 121 210
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 66 123 144
ACTOPLUS MET 66 64 123 214
BYSTOLIC 66 54 123 83
AMITIZA 66 65 123 214
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 63 R 127 83
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 65 61 127 216
TEKTURNA 63 63 129 220
LEVOXYL 63 63 129 220
ENDOCET 63 61 S2 129 51
DIGOXIN 62 62 132 61
MICARDIS 60 60 133 226
VERAPAMIL ER 60 60 133 104
COLCRYS 60 56 133 226
CEFUROXIME 58 55 136 230
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 53 136 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE 58 58 136 230
VENTOLIN HFA 55 52 139 43
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55 49 139 234
KLOR-CON 10 54 54 141 239
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 42 141 101
AMIODARONE HCL 53 34 143 175
SYMBICORT 53 44 143 144
KOMBIGLYZE XR 51 48 145 243
SERTRALINE HCL 50 42 146 28
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. 5, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.