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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 3734

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 3734

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,186 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 976 730 1 2
LISINOPRIL 859 621 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 796 595 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 775 486 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 635 504 5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 578 416 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 577 376 S3 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 564 457 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481 383 9 5
GABAPENTIN 468 296 10 17
RANITIDINE HCL 457 335 11 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 416 258 12 16
SERTRALINE HCL 387 297 13 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 382 350 14 25
TRAZODONE HCL 349 175 15 49
METFORMIN HCL 346 196 16 8
ATENOLOL 344 277 17 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333 273 18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323 257 19 15
NAMENDA 297 264 20 44
RISPERIDONE 268 163 21 62
MIRTAZAPINE 249 231 22 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 163 23 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 224 55 R 24 87
PREDNISONE 217 163 25 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 215 111 26 129
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 177 27 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 129 28 27
CLONIDINE HCL 204 98 29 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 203 143 30 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 139 31 11
TRAMADOL HCL 190 113 32 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 164 33 26
GLIPIZIDE 182 111 34 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 133 35 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 133 36 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 73 37 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 68 37 22
ALLOPURINOL 161 139 37 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 159 87 40 118
ACTOS 156 91 41 110
CLOPIDOGREL 153 119 42 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 151 140 43 97
FENTANYL 148 109 S2 44 65
DIOVAN 146 124 45 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 119 46 34
DIGOXIN 143 113 47 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 80 48 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140 63 49 84
LIDOCAINE HCL 140 96 49 284
LANTUS 134 120 51 54
AZITHROMYCIN 131 88 52 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 81 52 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 64 54 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 92 55 14
JANUVIA 128 105 56 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 127 61 R 57 208
CEPHALEXIN 125 102 58 120
FAMOTIDINE 123 67 59 60
SINGULAIR 120 67 60 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 95 61 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117 82 62 86
CARVEDILOL 117 101 62 30
CYMBALTA 110 53 64 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 16 65 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 57 66 80
SPIRIVA 105 63 67 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 57 68 82
GLIPIZIDE XL 100 82 69 85
BUPROPION HCL SR 98 55 70 165
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 29 R 71 94
LACTULOSE 92 26 72 137
PLAVIX 89 76 73 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 61 74 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 75 74 117
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 34 76 149
AMOXICILLIN 85 56 77 108
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 47 78 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 53 79 175
OLANZAPINE 83 31 79 106
HUMALOG 82 50 81 146
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 47 81 61
FINASTERIDE 80 48 83 88
NAPROXEN 79 58 84 101
MELOXICAM 77 58 85 52
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77 40 85 98
KLOR-CON M20 76 52 87 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 52 87 141
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 57 87 73
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 60 90 155
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 54 91 63
BUDESONIDE 72 54 92 231
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 57 93 192
CEFUROXIME 70 49 94 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69 38 95 213
LAMOTRIGINE 68 0 96 169
VENTOLIN HFA 68 27 96 70
DETROL LA 68 53 96 153
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 67 99 261
BUMETANIDE 66 51 100 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 51 100 147
DILANTIN 65 14 102 254
MECLIZINE HCL 65 32 102 139
IBUPROFEN 65 17 102 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 49 105 135
NOVOLOG 64 62 105 112
ABILIFY 64 23 105 159
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 24 R 108 185
GEMFIBROZIL 63 27 108 114
ETODOLAC 63 44 108 222
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62 29 R 111 282
BACLOFEN 62 21 111 142
VANCOMYCIN HCL 61 60 113 323
CLOZAPINE 60 0 114 241
OXYCODONE HCL 59 24 S2 115 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 31 116 102
HALOPERIDOL 58 12 116 212
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 26 116 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 30 119 103
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 53 120 265
VERAPAMIL ER 55 44 121 96
PEN NEEDLE 54 41 122 152
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 35 123 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 53 123 151
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 50 125 128
METRONIDAZOLE 52 50 125 321
SYNTHROID 52 52 125 47
CRESTOR 52 42 125 28
FLUCONAZOLE 51 30 129 259
PROAIR HFA 51 29 129 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 0 R 129 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 12 129 198
PREMARIN 51 33 R 129 246
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 33 S2 134 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 37 134 111
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 41 S3 134 123
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. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.