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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 95

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 95

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

15% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,088 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
ATENOLOL 959 893 1 12
OMEPRAZOLE 803 687 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 784 695 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 779 662 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 693 595 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 588 291 S3 6 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 468 452 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 460 413 8 5
LISINOPRIL 388 352 9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374 324 10 13
RANITIDINE HCL 322 255 11 38
METFORMIN HCL 303 243 12 9
PAROXETINE HCL 302 253 13 57
BUMETANIDE 270 222 14 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 233 15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 254 16 7
CARVEDILOL 265 239 17 33
AMOXICILLIN 263 215 18 53
CLOPIDOGREL 260 219 19 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 216 20 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231 220 21 11
GLIPIZIDE 223 206 22 63
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 214 174 S3 23 96
NEXIUM 189 185 24 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 146 25 35
SERTRALINE HCL 182 153 26 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 119 26 23
AZITHROMYCIN 177 113 28 24
JANTOVEN 174 174 29 130
ALLOPURINOL 173 152 30 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 172 31 19
PLAVIX 171 151 32 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 132 S2 33 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 154 34 26
SYNTHROID 168 156 34 36
DIGOXIN 166 155 36 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 130 37 62
KLOR-CON M20 151 150 38 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 137 39 31
RAMIPRIL 141 117 39 64
LANTUS 136 116 41 61
SOTALOL 125 124 42 160
CRESTOR 123 95 43 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 108 44 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 114 45 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 95 46 129
DIOVAN 115 88 47 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 68 48 86
CEPHALEXIN 113 89 49 82
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 58 S2 49 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 109 51 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 97 52 45
PREDNISONE 104 94 53 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 60 54 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 83 55 53
MECLIZINE HCL 97 85 56 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 77 57 52
CLONIDINE HCL 94 84 58 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 62 59 16
PROAIR HFA 89 53 60 81
FENTANYL 89 78 S2 60 49
IBUPROFEN 88 43 62 79
TORSEMIDE 87 86 63 125
GABAPENTIN 85 52 64 20
NOVOLOG 82 70 65 97
DEXILANT 80 54 66 187
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 78 76 67 220
NAMENDA 76 76 68 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 70 69 88
LIPITOR 73 68 70 87
AMIODARONE HCL 73 66 70 154
CELEBREX 72 72 72 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 67 73 47
CARISOPRODOL 68 31 R 73 113
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 68 73 78
KLOR-CON M10 67 54 76 74
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 48 77 192
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 53 78 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 56 78 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 59 80 80
LEVETIRACETAM 63 28 80 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 42 80 58
JANUVIA 62 55 83 70
HUMALOG 62 44 83 241
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 59 85 89
TEKTURNA 59 59 86 250
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 55 87 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 88 55
SPIRIVA 57 52 88 69
TRAMADOL HCL 57 39 88 17
FINASTERIDE 55 55 91 76
AZOR 55 55 91 175
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 52 93 106
GLYBURIDE 54 46 R 93 51
VERAPAMIL ER 54 34 93 100
LOVASTATIN 53 46 96 46
FAMOTIDINE 53 45 96 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 35 R 98 261
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 38 99 268
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 99 188
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 17, 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.