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JOSEPH HOPE DO

1098 W BALTIMORE PIKE SUITE 3101 OUTPATIENT PAVILION

Media | Pennsylvania | 19063

(610) 891-9277

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 2343

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 2343

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

13% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 18,442 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,081 1,077 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 796 733 2 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 610 610 3 21
FUROSEMIDE 594 581 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 534 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 493 465 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467 458 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456 413 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 418 372 9 17
LISINOPRIL 390 384 10 3
MIRTAZAPINE 321 311 11 41
TRAZODONE HCL 314 300 12 53
NAMENDA 309 309 13 36
RISPERIDONE 293 277 14 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 283 255 15 22
SERTRALINE HCL 254 251 16 20
GABAPENTIN 243 218 17 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236 230 18 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 202 19 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 198 184 20 54
METFORMIN HCL 197 168 21 9
FAMOTIDINE 193 192 22 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 178 23 29
TRAMADOL HCL 181 174 24 25
KLOR-CON M20 171 169 25 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164 149 26 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 148 27 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 146 28 10
LEVETIRACETAM 156 131 29 104
CLOPIDOGREL 153 143 30 26
CARVEDILOL 150 148 31 27
DIGOXIN 148 148 32 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 145 33 28
PREDNISONE 145 138 34 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 113 S2 35 49
OLANZAPINE 140 122 36 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 135 36 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 129 38 24
LATANOPROST 131 120 39 200
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 125 125 40 83
DIOVAN 118 118 41 23
PLAVIX 118 111 41 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 102 43 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 113 44 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 90 45 46
LANTUS 103 94 45 51
LIDODERM 100 98 47 130
FINASTERIDE 99 99 48 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 90 49 34
SPIRIVA 97 88 50 48
CYMBALTA 97 88 50 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 92 52 85
EXELON 91 91 53 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 83 54 106
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 88 54 18
SEROQUEL 87 85 56 171
VESICARE 85 76 57 145
MELOXICAM 85 70 57 68
LEXAPRO 82 72 59 178
AZITHROMYCIN 79 71 60 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 75 61 120
NYSTATIN 76 63 62 172
ALLOPURINOL 76 73 62 31
RANITIDINE HCL 75 64 64 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 74 65 124
GLIPIZIDE 73 73 66 56
NEXIUM 69 55 67 33
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 68 67 244
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69 56 67 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 66 70 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 57 71 15
KLOR-CON M10 64 51 72 107
MUPIROCIN 64 64 72 260
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 64 72 19
ALPRAZOLAM 63 63 75 305
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 61 75 267
VENLAFAXINE HCL 62 62 77 252
BYSTOLIC 62 62 77 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 57 79 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 56 79 152
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 55 81 72
CLONIDINE HCL 55 55 82 70
NOVOLOG 54 50 83 110
LYRICA 53 53 84 135
CELEBREX 52 52 85 71
OXYCONTIN 52 50 S2 85 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 87 32
SINGULAIR 50 50 88 100
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 Nov. 29, 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.