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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 30

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 30

939 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

12% of this provider’s 939 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 939 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 21,911 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
LISINOPRIL 1,120 867 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,043 797 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,037 879 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 968 869 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 921 628 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 813 581 S3 6 9
SIMVASTATIN 691 551 7 1
JANTOVEN 600 533 8 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 570 468 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 567 470 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 532 411 11 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 385 378 12 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 374 369 13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 352 284 14 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 286 15 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 305 16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 278 17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 266 18 14
NAMENDA 294 294 19 33
RISPERIDONE 283 241 20 70
FENTANYL 281 270 S2 21 50
GABAPENTIN 274 191 22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251 247 23 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 159 24 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 179 25 15
KLOR-CON M20 217 198 26 36
PREDNISONE 213 189 27 34
DIGOXIN 213 200 27 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 203 166 29 71
LANTUS 202 185 30 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182 169 31 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 177 130 32 104
CLOPIDOGREL 176 139 33 20
RANITIDINE HCL 171 121 34 42
ATENOLOL 165 129 35 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 149 36 22
GEMFIBROZIL 151 109 37 75
TRAMADOL HCL 143 110 38 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 126 39 64
CARVEDILOL 136 131 40 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 135 41 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 134 42 25
AZITHROMYCIN 133 113 43 44
ALLOPURINOL 133 124 43 35
VENTOLIN HFA 132 67 45 83
DIOVAN 131 130 46 28
GLIPIZIDE 128 85 47 45
LEVETIRACETAM 128 90 47 80
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122 113 49 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 88 50 31
CLONIDINE HCL 117 112 51 74
PLAVIX 116 88 52 30
LAMOTRIGINE 115 109 53 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 97 53 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 58 R 55 156
FINASTERIDE 106 89 56 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105 97 57 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 79 57 85
MIRTAZAPINE 104 98 59 63
GLIPIZIDE XL 100 84 60 78
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 92 R 61 126
CEPHALEXIN 94 77 62 161
PROAIR HFA 92 77 63 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89 71 64 65
HUMULIN R 88 85 65 165
NYSTATIN 87 82 66 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 65 66 129
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 70 68 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 44 68 84
EXELON 86 86 68 113
VESICARE 85 53 71 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 67 72 110
LEXAPRO 81 79 73 136
SERTRALINE HCL 80 67 74 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 74 75 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 74 76 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 69 77 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 56 77 100
NOVOLIN R 75 73 79 144
MECLIZINE HCL 75 60 79 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 30 79 46
ABILIFY 73 61 82 128
KLOR-CON M10 73 63 82 79
NEXIUM 70 70 84 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 54 84 119
SINGULAIR 67 53 86 131
GLYBURIDE 65 58 R 87 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 57 87 68
VERAPAMIL ER 63 49 89 94
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 60 90 152
QUINAPRIL HCL 61 53 90 67
SEROQUEL 60 60 92 105
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 53 93 187
IBUPROFEN 59 35 93 88
OLANZAPINE 59 47 93 117
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 54 93 187
SPIRIVA 59 43 93 57
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 59 93 87
LYRICA 58 44 99 92
PAROXETINE HCL 57 45 100 102
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 50 100 193
NYSTOP 56 51 102 197
BUMETANIDE 56 53 102 54
LACTULOSE 54 47 104 145
HUMALOG 53 33 105 96
AMOXICILLIN 53 44 105 121
ACTOS 53 37 105 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 32 R 108 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 34 109 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 50 110 77
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 July 8, 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.