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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 3734

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 3734

1,276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,276 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 1,276 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 30,585 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,396 1,221 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,361 1,165 S3 2 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,119 937 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,057 955 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 991 802 5 4
LISINOPRIL 981 844 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 902 884 7 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 861 733 8 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 733 642 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 720 652 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 670 607 11 5
SIMVASTATIN 663 547 12 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 652 559 13 22
GABAPENTIN 568 405 14 17
NAMENDA 563 537 15 44
METFORMIN HCL 452 360 16 8
TRAMADOL HCL 403 355 17 20
FENTANYL 393 288 S2 18 65
CLOPIDOGREL 377 339 19 23
CARVEDILOL 374 345 20 30
SERTRALINE HCL 362 266 21 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 355 303 22 98
ATENOLOL 350 342 23 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 336 281 24 53
LEVETIRACETAM 308 217 25 105
LANTUS 301 226 26 54
DIGOXIN 301 282 26 43
OLANZAPINE 282 256 28 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 281 252 29 82
MIRTAZAPINE 272 236 30 45
RISPERIDONE 267 224 31 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 200 S2 32 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 226 32 29
PLAVIX 248 228 34 39
NOVOLOG 234 169 35 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 222 194 36 99
NEXIUM 215 182 37 36
IBUPROFEN 215 101 37 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 214 181 39 116
FAMOTIDINE 212 152 40 60
PAROXETINE HCL 205 167 41 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202 198 42 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 167 43 11
DETROL LA 198 194 44 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190 184 45 68
TRAZODONE HCL 184 157 46 49
AZITHROMYCIN 184 112 46 38
CYMBALTA 183 120 48 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 179 132 R 49 185
MELOXICAM 177 146 50 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 150 51 37
LACTULOSE 163 99 52 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 145 53 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 127 54 9
RANITIDINE HCL 155 121 55 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 154 116 56 135
ABILIFY 149 124 57 159
LIDOCAINE 144 141 58 299
PREDNISONE 143 118 59 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 142 120 60 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 139 60 118
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 139 88 S2 62 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 132 63 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 79 64 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134 91 65 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 132 128 66 131
ALLOPURINOL 130 125 67 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 129 102 68 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 126 98 69 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 123 118 70 86
BUMETANIDE 120 109 71 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 107 72 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 88 73 35
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 110 96 74 200
MORPHINE SULFATE 109 104 S2 75 220
VESICARE 105 95 76 157
SEROQUEL 103 89 77 161
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 62 S2 77 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 85 79 102
KLOR-CON 10 101 71 80 140
LIDODERM 101 76 80 170
GLIPIZIDE 101 94 80 57
DIOVAN 100 92 83 31
TOPIRAMATE 100 70 83 181
LOPERAMIDE 98 92 85 251
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 97 97 86 171
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 67 87 117
SEROQUEL XR 94 76 88 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 78 88 97
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 76 R 90 269
KLOR-CON M10 91 87 91 115
BACLOFEN 91 32 91 142
NOVOLIN R 90 85 93 215
NOVOLIN N 89 86 94 295
KLOR-CON M20 88 77 95 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 87 95 136
SPIRIVA 87 70 97 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85 74 98 213
DILTIAZEM HCL 85 82 98 261
DILANTIN 84 42 100 254
MUPIROCIN 84 62 100 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 51 102 61
HALOPERIDOL 80 77 102 212
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 53 104 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 54 104 149
NYSTATIN 78 47 106 162
HUMALOG 78 67 106 146
NITROFURANTOIN 77 64 108 227
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 63 108 196
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 75 0 R 110 255
MOMETASONE FUROATE 75 57 110 275
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 64 R 112 208
LYRICA 73 37 113 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 52 113 158
EXELON 72 71 115 150
MIDODRINE HCL 70 54 116 375
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 70 44 10 116 500
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 30 116 165
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 55 119 164
AMIODARONE HCL 68 66 119 203
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67 65 121 341
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 54 121 77
FINASTERIDE 67 66 121 88
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 66 39 124 512
JANUVIA 65 52 125 50
HUMULIN N 64 39 126 324
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 47 126 198
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 63 46 128 382
CRESTOR 62 40 129 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 60 129 111
METOLAZONE 62 62 129 174
HYDROCORTISONE 60 44 132 217
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 55 133 113
MECLIZINE HCL 59 49 133 139
CEPHALEXIN 58 46 135 120
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 56 136 220
PROAIR HFA 57 21 136 83
AMOXICILLIN 55 40 138 108
ACTOS 54 50 139 110
SANTYL 54 37 139 226
LATANOPROST 53 44 141 197
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 30 141 46
PRIMIDONE 53 52 141 274
ACETAZOLAMIDE 53 40 141 558
AZILECT 52 38 145 561
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 52 39 145 444
CALCITRIOL 51 48 147 390
RENVELA 50 37 148 462
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50 39 148 233
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. 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.