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Prescriber Checkup

PAUL OCZYPOK MD

1 WALSH RD CRAFTON INGRAM SHOP CTR CRAFTON MEDICAL CENTER

Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | 15205

(412) 922-3773

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 396 out of 2343

$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 443 out of 2343

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,432 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 548 443 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518 372 2 2
ATENOLOL 329 298 3 12
GENERLAC 327 0 10 4 281
LISINOPRIL 311 262 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 286 190 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 174 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 195 184 8 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 194 0 9 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187 166 10 5
PREVACID 185 0 10 11 379
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 183 0 12 192
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 73 13 18
SERTRALINE HCL 168 145 14 20
CARBAMAZEPINE 166 0 15 206
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 95 16 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 36 16 54
TRANSDERM-SCOP 141 0 10 18 362
E.E.S. 200 138 0 10 19 458
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 129 20 22
BACLOFEN 128 0 21 161
ALLOPURINOL 127 120 22 31
GLYBURIDE 121 109 R 23 62
TOPIRAMATE 115 0 24 220
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 96 25 7
ACTONEL 107 18 26 182
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 105 0 27 168
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 102 85 28 190
LEVETIRACETAM 102 0 28 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 90 30 11
FUROSEMIDE 97 92 31 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 78 S3 32 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 47 33 17
AZITHROMYCIN 90 61 34 39
VALPROIC ACID 89 0 35 261
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 86 0 36 498
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 77 37 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 83 37 29
IBUPROFEN 82 35 39 75
DIOVAN 76 65 40 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 37 41 82
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 60 42 143
PROAIR HFA 62 42 43 86
CARVEDILOL 62 62 43 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 55 43 42
LOVASTATIN 61 52 46 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 47 47 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54 47 34
GABAPENTIN 59 45 47 16
LANTUS 58 31 50 51
TRAMADOL HCL 58 50 50 25
CARAFATE 58 0 50 315
LAMOTRIGINE 55 0 53 194
RISPERIDONE 55 0 53 61
NEXIUM 54 34 55 33
SPIRIVA 54 53 55 48
SYNTHROID 53 43 57 40
COMBIVENT 53 27 57 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 57 105
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 March 4, 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.