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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 3734

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 3734

892 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 892 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 892 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 18,918 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

$64 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 1,585 757 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,405 599 2 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 1,346 335 10 3 53
SIMVASTATIN 964 789 4 1
GENERLAC 952 237 10 5 207
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 949 789 6 11
LISINOPRIL 596 518 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580 504 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 539 456 9 6
ATENOLOL 524 465 10 13
LEVETIRACETAM 488 119 11 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 480 309 12 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 415 321 S3 13 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 370 177 14 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 334 307 15 25
METFORMIN HCL 333 273 16 8
LAMOTRIGINE 332 82 17 169
AZITHROMYCIN 321 215 18 38
NEXIUM 320 267 19 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 299 20 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 312 76 21 98
RISPERIDONE 303 130 22 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 301 244 23 29
GABAPENTIN 287 196 24 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 283 201 25 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 84 26 82
GLYBURIDE 251 248 R 27 64
ABILIFY 241 38 28 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 241 42 28 99
FUROSEMIDE 238 174 30 7
NAMENDA 237 166 31 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 226 0 32 172
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212 129 33 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 185 34 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 208 79 35 158
VALPROIC ACID 201 0 36 223
SEROQUEL 195 47 37 161
AMOXICILLIN 194 75 38 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 190 87 39 151
TRAMADOL HCL 190 178 39 20
OLANZAPINE 189 35 41 106
FAMOTIDINE 188 37 42 60
BACLOFEN 186 0 43 142
SYNTHROID 185 175 44 47
PREDNISONE 182 120 45 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181 102 46 68
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 177 40 R 47 173
DIOVAN 176 172 48 31
AMITIZA 173 29 49 238
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 90 50 77
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 162 64 51 135
ALLOPURINOL 159 159 52 33
MELOXICAM 156 96 53 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 144 54 34
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 151 71 54 164
SERTRALINE HCL 149 85 56 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 73 57 46
CLOPIDOGREL 144 127 58 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 134 59 24
IBUPROFEN 142 42 60 75
CARVEDILOL 135 97 61 30
SINGULAIR 131 80 62 95
MUPIROCIN 128 53 63 189
VIMPAT 127 0 64 352
TOPIRAMATE 125 27 65 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 42 65 117
ZETIA 124 111 67 55
MIRTAZAPINE 121 67 68 45
CLONIDINE HCL 120 95 69 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 91 70 35
DILANTIN 114 26 71 254
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 72 21
CEPHALEXIN 108 37 73 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 106 74 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 106 106 74 97
BUDESONIDE 104 78 76 231
LIPITOR 104 87 76 90
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 103 60 78 196
PLAVIX 103 93 78 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 0 80 198
QUINAPRIL HCL 100 80 81 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99 35 82 149
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 98 82 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98 17 84 128
RANITIDINE HCL 98 66 84 32
MECLIZINE HCL 96 81 86 139
PAROXETINE HCL 93 55 87 59
FINASTERIDE 92 37 88 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 58 89 175
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90 67 89 133
TRAZODONE HCL 89 59 91 49
LEXAPRO 88 20 92 236
BENICAR 87 69 93 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 83 94 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 79 95 27
PREVACID 81 18 96 391
DIGOXIN 81 52 96 43
LANTUS 80 46 98 54
NITROFURANTOIN 79 48 99 227
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 23 100 147
NAPROXEN 78 49 100 101
JANUVIA 77 72 102 50
TRANSDERM-SCOP 75 16 103 309
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 73 104 86
KETOCONAZOLE 74 21 104 204
METRONIDAZOLE 74 18 104 321
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 48 S2 107 51
CELEBREX 72 47 107 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 66 107 80
ACTONEL 71 43 110 188
PRIMIDONE 71 0 110 274
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 70 24 R 112 255
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 68 112 127
ERYTHROMYCIN 68 15 114 327
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 53 114 92
KLOR-CON M20 68 55 114 48
LYRICA 68 13 114 124
SPIRIVA 67 66 118 40
ACTOS 66 66 119 110
NYSTOP 66 13 119 187
PRANDIN 65 58 121 166
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 42 122 61
THIORIDAZINE HCL 62 15 R 123 523
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 0 123 155
BACTROBAN 61 0 125 528
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 61 0 125 450
FELBATOL 61 0 125 528
VENTOLIN HFA 60 45 128 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 43 128 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 29 130 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 57 131 71
AMANTADINE 57 12 132 414
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 48 R 133 87
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55 55 133 178
NOVOLOG 53 21 135 112
VERAPAMIL ER 53 44 135 96
ZONISAMIDE 53 0 135 355
OXYCODONE HCL 52 25 S2 138 58
EXELON 52 52 138 150
LABETALOL HCL 51 36 140 176
MOMETASONE FUROATE 51 39 140 275
HYDROCORTISONE 51 25 140 217
AVELOX 51 31 140 366
DIOVAN HCT 51 51 140 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 49 145 102
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 0 145 245
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. 20, 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.