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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 95

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 95

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

19% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,123 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,053 892 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 914 678 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 910 613 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 838 684 4 5
LISINOPRIL 751 480 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 697 192 S3 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 692 448 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649 518 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 414 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 589 363 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 490 282 11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 442 300 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406 321 13 15
MIRTAZAPINE 313 258 14 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313 149 S2 14 41
CARISOPRODOL 309 0 R 16 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 307 307 17 19
RISPERIDONE 290 205 18 50
NAMENDA 277 277 19 39
GABAPENTIN 261 141 20 20
AZITHROMYCIN 254 141 21 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 230 22 13
RANITIDINE HCL 248 186 23 38
SPIRIVA 239 153 24 69
CLOPIDOGREL 236 204 25 21
LANTUS 224 147 26 61
CRESTOR 213 130 27 28
ABILIFY 207 152 28 122
PROAIR HFA 205 70 29 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 200 128 30 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 124 31 70
ATENOLOL 174 124 32 12
TRAZODONE HCL 170 122 33 77
SERTRALINE HCL 163 123 34 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 157 35 27
PLAVIX 156 137 36 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 125 37 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 121 37 53
IBUPROFEN 150 27 39 79
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 24 S2 40 90
BYSTOLIC 147 115 41 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 70 42 23
SYMBICORT 142 85 43 152
GLIMEPIRIDE 141 71 44 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 140 125 45 78
KLOR-CON M20 138 82 46 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 46 47 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 69 48 73
LAMOTRIGINE 134 73 48 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 110 50 55
ALLOPURINOL 132 60 51 30
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 132 130 51 191
AMOXICILLIN 131 52 53 53
DIGOXIN 128 124 54 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 94 55 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 113 56 111
NYSTATIN 122 95 57 192
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 100 57 106
FENTANYL 121 97 S2 59 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 74 60 86
NOVOLIN R 119 93 61 166
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 40 R 62 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 90 63 102
NIASPAN 112 71 63 173
FAMOTIDINE 111 98 65 42
DIOVAN 108 76 66 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 104 67 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 82 68 43
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 103 97 69 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99 69 70 119
GLIPIZIDE 98 80 71 63
BACLOFEN 98 46 71 132
PAROXETINE HCL 98 52 71 57
DIOVAN HCT 98 50 71 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 71 75 185
ACTOS 95 65 76 120
COMBIVENT 94 70 77 137
NEXIUM 93 73 78 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 47 78 14
LEVETIRACETAM 92 38 80 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 65 80 58
RAMIPRIL 89 61 82 64
SEROQUEL 88 46 83 158
GLYBURIDE 85 40 R 84 51
PHENYTOIN 85 62 84 186
ENDOCET 83 31 S2 86 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 78 87 83
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 74 88 22
VENTOLIN HFA 77 17 88 98
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 62 R 90 142
CEPHALEXIN 71 51 91 82
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 48 92 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 66 93 37
VALPROIC ACID 67 62 94 232
LYRICA 65 44 95 169
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 35 95 135
LIDODERM 65 0 95 188
LOVASTATIN 64 57 98 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 37 99 62
DETROL LA 62 47 100 133
NOVOLIN N 62 22 100 241
SINGULAIR 62 25 100 136
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 34 100 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 48 100 52
CARVEDILOL 61 52 105 33
LIPITOR 60 50 106 87
JANUVIA 59 40 107 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 27 108 251
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 57 53 R 109 254
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 11 110 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 44 111 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 111 110
AZOR 51 16 113 175
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 114 268
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 Dec. 28, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.