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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 3734

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 3734

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%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

8% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 19,098 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

39 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
LISINOPRIL 1,010 944 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 980 889 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 722 712 3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 637 632 4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 612 555 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 583 554 6 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574 563 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457 436 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 424 424 9 25
SERTRALINE HCL 415 374 10 18
FAMOTIDINE 379 372 11 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366 350 12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346 321 13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 267 14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 296 15 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296 260 S3 16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 292 268 17 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 290 290 18 53
ATENOLOL 276 258 19 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268 249 20 22
NAMENDA 258 258 21 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252 251 22 21
CRESTOR 238 200 23 28
DIGOXIN 214 207 24 43
PLAVIX 202 181 25 39
METFORMIN HCL 188 143 26 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185 185 27 26
CARVEDILOL 180 158 28 30
FENTANYL 179 165 S2 29 65
TRAZODONE HCL 177 158 30 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 163 31 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 155 32 34
MIRTAZAPINE 156 156 33 45
SPIRIVA 140 116 34 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 115 35 16
FLOVENT HFA 132 118 36 199
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 126 37 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 115 38 68
EVISTA 121 113 39 130
LIDODERM 121 121 39 170
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 109 41 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 105 42 63
DIOVAN 114 107 43 31
PAROXETINE HCL 114 93 43 59
AZITHROMYCIN 112 93 45 38
NEXIUM 112 90 45 36
PREDNISONE 108 103 47 42
SINGULAIR 108 86 47 95
GABAPENTIN 104 82 49 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 93 50 116
PRANDIN 96 96 51 166
LOVASTATIN 96 96 51 41
LABETALOL HCL 94 90 53 176
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 92 92 54 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 81 55 77
CLONIDINE HCL 83 83 56 79
SYMBICORT 83 73 56 186
CEPHALEXIN 80 77 58 120
ALLOPURINOL 77 67 59 33
VERAPAMIL ER 73 73 60 96
ZETIA 73 71 60 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 56 S2 62 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 70 63 86
LEVETIRACETAM 70 61 63 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 52 S3 63 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 60 66 128
RISPERIDONE 69 56 66 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 44 66 35
SYNTHROID 68 68 69 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 52 70 175
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 65 71 129
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 59 72 73
LEXAPRO 62 60 73 236
TRAMADOL HCL 61 59 74 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 52 74 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 50 74 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 58 77 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 56 78 151
OLANZAPINE 56 56 78 106
VENTOLIN HFA 55 28 80 70
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 80 203
CALCITONIN-SALMON 55 55 80 257
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 83 48
CYMBALTA 54 38 83 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 85 97
NIASPAN 52 49 86 125
ANASTROZOLE 52 52 86 561
GLIPIZIDE 51 43 88 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 43 88 46
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 51 43 88 383
LIPITOR 51 43 88 90
SEROQUEL 51 50 88 161
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 May 23, 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.