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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 3734

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 3734

642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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this specialty
in Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 642 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 14,239 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 799 631 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 773 555 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 560 434 3 1
LISINOPRIL 484 414 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469 296 S3 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 318 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390 294 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 383 328 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 364 283 9 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 248 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 347 291 11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 337 299 12 10
KLOR-CON M20 275 212 13 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226 172 S2 14 51
MIRTAZAPINE 197 159 15 45
QUINAPRIL HCL 195 157 16 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 163 17 24
GABAPENTIN 180 105 18 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 135 19 11
RISPERIDONE 167 138 20 62
RANITIDINE HCL 164 98 21 32
SINGULAIR 150 105 22 95
DIGOXIN 149 136 23 43
CARVEDILOL 145 99 24 30
LANTUS 143 87 25 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 128 26 25
AZITHROMYCIN 136 99 27 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135 103 28 19
CLOPIDOGREL 135 103 28 23
PLAVIX 134 107 30 39
FENTANYL 130 105 S2 31 65
ATENOLOL 130 121 31 13
DIOVAN 129 110 33 31
SPIRIVA 129 85 33 40
NEXIUM 121 98 35 36
BUMETANIDE 118 93 36 78
GLIPIZIDE 115 104 37 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 96 38 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 52 39 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 97 40 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 73 41 35
EXELON 108 108 42 150
SERTRALINE HCL 105 75 43 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 66 R 44 94
SYNTHROID 100 86 45 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 81 46 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 63 47 175
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 79 47 34
ACTOS 92 88 49 110
LACTULOSE 92 86 49 137
CYMBALTA 91 75 51 67
TRAMADOL HCL 91 53 51 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 16 53 61
PREDNISONE 85 69 53 42
VENTOLIN HFA 83 62 55 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 58 56 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 57 57 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 42 58 102
FENOFIBRATE 76 61 59 81
LOVASTATIN 75 62 60 41
TRAZODONE HCL 74 22 61 49
CRESTOR 71 38 62 28
LEVETIRACETAM 71 30 62 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 53 64 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 23 65 109
BENICAR 69 56 65 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 66 65 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 69 65 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 59 69 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 68 69 86
NAMENDA 68 57 69 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 47 72 15
VERAPAMIL ER 66 42 73 96
HUMALOG 66 38 73 146
DETROL LA 65 50 75 153
NAPROXEN 65 42 75 101
ALLOPURINOL 64 47 77 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 60 78 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 43 78 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 44 78 80
JANUVIA 63 40 78 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 40 82 129
MECLIZINE HCL 62 61 82 139
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 46 84 164
FAMOTIDINE 60 47 84 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 37 86 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 57 86 119
GLIPIZIDE XL 57 46 88 85
LYRICA 57 40 88 124
PRANDIN 57 38 88 166
COLCRYS 56 50 91 216
CARISOPRODOL 56 13 R 91 134
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 43 91 56
CELEBREX 55 32 94 69
OLANZAPINE 55 0 94 106
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 40 96 158
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 37 97 133
OXYCODONE HCL 50 42 S2 98 58
FINASTERIDE 50 42 98 88
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 Feb. 11, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.