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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 3734

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 3734

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 679 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 679 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 20,664 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,118 996 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 824 705 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 769 689 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 690 560 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627 527 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 556 5 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 497 469 7 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 484 450 8 68
GABAPENTIN 442 377 9 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 429 382 S3 10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420 368 11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 351 324 12 22
LISINOPRIL 346 321 13 3
TORSEMIDE 330 309 14 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324 288 15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 318 318 16 25
JANUVIA 317 306 17 50
CRESTOR 283 278 18 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281 244 19 29
FUROSEMIDE 268 258 20 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 252 238 21 37
METFORMIN HCL 241 182 22 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 207 23 15
CARVEDILOL 221 217 24 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 201 25 21
ZETIA 211 185 26 55
RANITIDINE HCL 209 170 27 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 202 201 28 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 172 29 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 186 30 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 159 31 16
MIRTAZAPINE 177 175 32 45
LANTUS 160 114 33 54
NEXIUM 158 148 34 36
CLOPIDOGREL 157 150 35 23
ATENOLOL 154 154 36 13
ALLOPURINOL 149 110 37 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142 142 38 102
DIGOXIN 141 137 39 43
VERAPAMIL ER 141 140 39 96
LEXAPRO 136 123 41 236
PREDNISONE 135 119 42 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 131 111 43 80
SERTRALINE HCL 128 116 44 18
CLONIDINE HCL 120 93 45 79
CYMBALTA 120 90 45 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 114 47 26
PLAVIX 117 108 48 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 109 49 77
SPIRIVA 113 81 49 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 90 51 46
ZOSTAVAX 108 86 52 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 100 53 53
KLOR-CON M10 104 104 54 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 84 55 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 79 56 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 57 92
QUINAPRIL HCL 96 88 58 74
KLOR-CON M20 95 92 59 48
PAROXETINE HCL 91 61 60 59
NAMENDA 90 90 61 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 79 62 73
CEPHALEXIN 89 79 62 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84 62 71
FENOFIBRATE 89 72 62 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 55 62 61
DIOVAN 87 85 67 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 65 67 141
FINASTERIDE 85 69 69 88
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 70 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 58 70 56
SYNTHROID 83 78 72 47
COUMADIN 82 82 73 206
METOLAZONE 81 76 74 174
NOVOLOG 80 76 75 112
LYRICA 78 50 76 124
LIPITOR 77 70 77 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 44 77 118
MECLIZINE HCL 75 75 79 139
AZITHROMYCIN 74 69 80 38
RAMIPRIL 70 59 81 91
FAMOTIDINE 67 47 82 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 62 82 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 65 84 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 46 85 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 51 85 86
TRAZODONE HCL 62 43 87 49
PRADAXA 61 58 88 205
PEN NEEDLE 61 61 88 152
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 51 88 131
GLYBURIDE 59 46 R 91 64
BENICAR 58 58 92 107
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 22 S2 92 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 47 94 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 54 95 82
VANCOMYCIN HCL 55 53 96 323
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 36 96 109
ABILIFY 51 51 98 159
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 41 98 133
CEFTRIAXONE 51 51 98 307
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 46 101 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 50 101 97
SINGULAIR 50 32 101 95
VESICARE 50 50 101 157
LABETALOL HCL 50 47 101 176
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 Aug. 6, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.