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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3734

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 3734

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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 502 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 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 20,704 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,013 962 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 897 821 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 802 775 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701 673 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 676 641 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 675 623 6 1
JANTOVEN 625 625 7 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 578 574 8 25
LISINOPRIL 450 412 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 445 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 432 411 11 10
GABAPENTIN 333 309 12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 326 301 13 45
KLOR-CON M20 307 286 14 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 284 15 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297 274 S3 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 292 276 17 18
DIGOXIN 286 269 18 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 278 250 19 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 245 20 11
NAMENDA 237 237 21 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 233 233 22 92
TRAZODONE HCL 220 199 23 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 200 24 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208 202 24 53
TRAMADOL HCL 201 201 26 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 186 27 82
CARVEDILOL 189 167 27 30
RISPERIDONE 172 171 29 62
NYSTATIN 167 163 30 162
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 163 31 19
LEVETIRACETAM 163 153 32 105
DIOVAN 162 162 33 31
METFORMIN HCL 159 135 34 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 144 35 22
LIDOCAINE 152 150 35 299
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 141 37 68
ATENOLOL 142 142 38 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 128 39 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 131 40 26
KLOR-CON M10 133 133 41 115
FAMOTIDINE 128 110 42 60
KLOR-CON 10 116 107 43 140
NOVOLIN R 116 104 43 215
PREDNISONE 114 110 45 42
ALLOPURINOL 111 102 46 33
CLOPIDOGREL 111 96 46 23
BUDESONIDE 109 92 48 231
GLIPIZIDE 107 95 49 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 106 49 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 106 51 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 85 52 111
LANTUS 99 91 53 54
PLAVIX 95 85 54 39
QUINAPRIL HCL 92 92 55 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 92 55 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 65 57 99
SEROQUEL 85 83 58 161
PAROXETINE HCL 84 84 59 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 82 82 60 171
AZITHROMYCIN 80 77 61 38
BENICAR 77 77 62 107
IBUPROFEN 74 73 63 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 71 64 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 58 64 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 70 66 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 70 67 35
PRANDIN 68 68 68 166
OLANZAPINE 67 64 69 106
GEMFIBROZIL 66 66 70 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 64 71 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 62 72 80
SPIRIVA 62 39 72 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 53 R 72 208
NYSTOP 61 58 75 187
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 59 76 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 55 S2 77 51
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59 51 77 233
CELEBREX 58 57 79 69
LATANOPROST 58 58 79 197
LIDODERM 58 58 79 170
CYMBALTA 55 36 82 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 54 82 24
FENTANYL 54 43 S2 84 65
VANCOMYCIN HCL 54 54 84 323
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 54 84 257
METOLAZONE 54 54 84 174
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 84 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 51 89 84
OXYCODONE HCL 52 35 S2 90 58
FINASTERIDE 52 52 90 88
EXELON 52 49 90 150
LAMOTRIGINE 50 42 93 169
BACLOFEN 50 48 93 142
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 49 93 262
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 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.