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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3734

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 3734

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

13% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 506 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 21,354 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 981 883 1 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 861 761 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 846 781 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 686 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 700 619 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682 650 6 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 588 544 7 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 514 452 S3 8 12
NAMENDA 509 506 9 44
LISINOPRIL 475 402 10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 470 401 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 429 429 12 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425 374 13 5
OXYCODONE HCL 382 312 S2 14 58
SERTRALINE HCL 341 260 15 18
TRAMADOL HCL 338 306 16 20
RANITIDINE HCL 334 304 17 32
GABAPENTIN 330 274 18 17
HUMULIN 70-30 307 229 19 229
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 292 245 20 53
ATENOLOL 245 192 21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 245 225 21 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 175 23 15
METFORMIN HCL 239 161 23 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 185 25 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 232 229 26 128
KLOR-CON M20 220 181 27 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 205 28 11
MIRTAZAPINE 215 176 29 45
CARVEDILOL 208 185 30 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200 186 31 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 168 32 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 181 33 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 152 34 22
DIGOXIN 184 184 35 43
CEFTRIAXONE 181 174 36 307
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177 172 37 84
PLAVIX 174 168 38 39
ALLOPURINOL 173 144 39 33
TRAZODONE HCL 162 148 40 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 128 41 21
SPIRIVA 140 106 42 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130 130 43 92
RISPERIDONE 129 127 44 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 112 45 26
HUMULIN R 116 99 46 273
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 98 46 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115 106 48 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111 95 49 131
GLIPIZIDE 111 81 49 57
FENTANYL 109 98 S2 51 65
CARAFATE 106 101 52 331
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 87 53 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 69 54 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 85 54 118
LEVETIRACETAM 97 39 56 105
FINASTERIDE 96 84 57 88
VANCOMYCIN HCL 96 85 57 323
HALOPERIDOL 96 88 57 212
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 94 60 171
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 72 61 99
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92 77 R 62 173
AMMONIUM LACTATE 92 87 62 332
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 87 39 64 438
CYMBALTA 83 65 65 67
PAROXETINE HCL 83 70 65 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 64 67 61
LANTUS 78 70 68 54
AZITHROMYCIN 77 69 69 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76 64 S2 70 104
NITROFURANTOIN 76 50 70 227
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 45 70 100
OXYCONTIN 76 67 S2 70 121
MELOXICAM 74 47 74 52
BACLOFEN 74 33 74 142
AMOXICILLIN 74 61 74 108
CLONIDINE HCL 74 70 74 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 50 78 73
CELEBREX 72 57 79 69
PREDNISONE 72 71 79 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 62 81 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 55 S2 81 51
CRESTOR 71 48 81 28
JANUVIA 70 58 84 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 53 85 46
FENOFIBRATE 68 32 85 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 67 87 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 59 88 141
PREVACID 66 64 88 391
ENDOCET 64 64 S2 90 89
FLOVENT HFA 64 64 90 199
BUMETANIDE 63 44 92 78
HYDROCORTISONE 62 62 93 217
ZETIA 62 50 93 55
LYRICA 62 62 93 124
NEXIUM 59 32 96 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 38 97 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 58 97 119
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 52 97 85
SYNTHROID 57 57 100 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 54 100 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 36 R 100 94
MORPHINE SULFATE 56 44 S2 103 220
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 32 103 63
DIOVAN 56 51 103 31
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 51 106 196
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 107 358
LIDODERM 52 40 107 170
METRONIDAZOLE 52 41 107 321
LIPITOR 52 51 107 90
RIVASTIGMINE 52 52 107 468
AVELOX 50 41 112 366
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 Dec. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.