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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 47

$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 47

354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 354 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,563 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 969 307 S3 1 9
SUBOXONE 671 0 10 2 54
SIMVASTATIN 557 419 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 458 348 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 455 343 5 3
LISINOPRIL 375 242 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 335 279 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298 191 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 259 9 6
RISPERIDONE 243 166 10 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 192 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 189 123 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 137 13 11
TRAZODONE HCL 160 101 14 48
GABAPENTIN 159 42 15 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 124 16 123
IBUPROFEN 148 66 17 35
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 119 18 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 96 18 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 90 20 70
RANITIDINE HCL 137 108 21 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 48 22 134
NEXIUM 129 92 23 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 126 36 R 24 168
OLANZAPINE 124 66 25 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 69 26 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 101 26 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 76 28 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105 32 29 179
AZITHROMYCIN 104 53 30 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 86 31 30
SPIRIVA 95 81 32 42
COMBIVENT 93 90 33 134
CLONIDINE HCL 91 68 34 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 82 35 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 71 S3 36 74
ATENOLOL 83 49 37 12
NAPROXEN 79 65 38 72
MIRTAZAPINE 77 62 39 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 73 40 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 40 41 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 74 60 41 64
CARVEDILOL 73 63 43 27
PAROXETINE HCL 70 44 44 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 40 45 126
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 47 45 34
CLOPIDOGREL 66 59 45 29
PLAVIX 64 48 48 49
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 50 49 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 55 49 65
VENTOLIN HFA 62 42 51 43
LANTUS 61 17 52 60
MUPIROCIN 60 35 53 226
CEPHALEXIN 59 53 54 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 42 54 103
SERTRALINE HCL 57 41 56 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 40 57 117
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 15 58 234
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 39 59 90
KLOR-CON M20 54 49 59 69
HUMALOG 54 36 59 152
FLOVENT HFA 53 42 62 178
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 41 62 14
NYSTATIN 53 40 62 179
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. 8, 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.