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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3734

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 3734

942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

7% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 28,209 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,444 1,381 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,037 956 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 766 734 3 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 715 692 4 6
LISINOPRIL 706 666 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 694 645 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 670 637 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 543 498 8 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 533 516 9 53
SIMVASTATIN 530 472 10 1
NAMENDA 464 464 11 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 353 12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401 383 S3 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380 363 14 11
METFORMIN HCL 365 334 15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 357 353 16 15
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 349 341 10 17 200
RANITIDINE HCL 347 328 18 32
GABAPENTIN 339 336 19 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339 293 19 82
EXELON 332 319 21 150
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 314 22 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303 287 23 22
BUDESONIDE 290 279 10 24 231
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 287 260 25 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281 271 26 21
MIRTAZAPINE 263 227 27 45
SERTRALINE HCL 253 233 28 18
RISPERIDONE 251 206 29 62
DIGOXIN 248 227 30 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238 226 31 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231 208 32 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 228 204 33 26
TRAZODONE HCL 226 207 34 49
CARVEDILOL 226 223 34 30
ATENOLOL 225 199 36 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 212 211 37 92
CYMBALTA 208 203 38 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 180 39 9
LANTUS 198 181 40 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186 137 41 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 181 42 14
TRAMADOL HCL 174 150 43 20
CLOPIDOGREL 172 163 44 23
PERFOROMIST 168 166 10 45 425
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 160 157 46 97
FINASTERIDE 160 160 46 88
KLOR-CON M20 158 158 48 48
FAMOTIDINE 155 145 49 60
SPIRIVA 148 140 50 40
LEVETIRACETAM 146 107 51 105
SANTYL 144 142 52 226
FENOFIBRATE 141 124 53 81
PLAVIX 140 137 54 39
SEROQUEL 140 127 54 161
PREDNISONE 138 135 56 42
JANUVIA 132 132 57 50
MELOXICAM 132 114 57 52
LIDODERM 128 118 59 170
BUMETANIDE 118 101 60 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 108 60 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 114 106 62 66
AMITIZA 112 100 63 238
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 94 64 24
DIOVAN 106 106 64 31
VESICARE 102 92 66 157
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 75 67 37
ABILIFY 96 94 68 159
SYNTHROID 96 94 68 47
NYSTATIN 94 93 70 162
LEXAPRO 94 90 70 236
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 89 72 27
NOVOLOG 92 90 73 112
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 91 73 100
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90 88 75 128
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 80 76 165
AZITHROMYCIN 86 78 77 38
MUPIROCIN 85 82 78 189
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 72 78 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 83 78 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 72 81 118
DETROL LA 80 67 82 153
ALLOPURINOL 77 77 83 33
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 77 83 136
NOVOLIN 70-30 76 76 85 252
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 70 85 77
CELEBREX 76 76 85 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 74 85 71
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 45 89 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 59 89 35
BYSTOLIC 75 68 89 148
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 55 92 98
GENERLAC 73 72 93 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 71 94 151
ENULOSE 71 61 95 350
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 67 95 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 59 97 84
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67 51 98 260
IBUPROFEN 67 58 98 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 30 R 100 173
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 65 65 101 382
BENICAR HCT 64 64 102 167
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 62 R 103 154
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 62 103 233
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 62 103 56
ARICEPT 61 61 106 363
KLOR-CON M10 61 57 106 115
ZETIA 60 60 108 55
NEXIUM 60 60 108 36
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 110 96
OXYCODONE HCL 59 57 S2 110 58
OLANZAPINE 59 46 110 106
LOVAZA 58 50 113 143
TOPROL XL 58 58 113 448
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 56 R 115 185
LYRICA 57 54 115 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 52 115 131
DIOVAN HCT 56 56 118 72
LIPITOR 56 56 118 90
TRAVATAN Z 55 55 120 278
METHADONE HCL 55 44 S2 120 193
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 54 120 73
NITROFURANTOIN 55 55 120 227
FORTICAL 54 54 124 297
CRESTOR 54 47 124 28
GLIPIZIDE 54 54 124 57
AZOR 53 53 127 232
MECLIZINE HCL 53 53 127 139
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 51 129 129
SINGULAIR 51 34 130 95
FENTANYL 51 51 S2 130 65
LAMOTRIGINE 51 12 130 169
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 50 133 249
CEPHALEXIN 50 45 133 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 50 133 61
MOMETASONE FUROATE 50 43 133 275
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 44 R 133 87
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 Oct. 1, 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.