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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 817

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 817

1,299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,299 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,299 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 23,030 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,238 1,068 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 908 700 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 845 751 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 833 760 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 804 653 5 1
LISINOPRIL 753 611 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 633 574 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 593 411 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521 453 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484 426 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 474 412 11 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453 347 S3 12 7
GABAPENTIN 445 325 13 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 404 395 14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 404 350 14 24
NAMENDA 392 388 16 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383 313 17 9
RISPERIDONE 334 279 18 51
MELOXICAM 321 282 19 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 258 20 15
CLOPIDOGREL 251 226 21 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 247 200 22 74
TRAMADOL HCL 243 190 23 23
TRAZODONE HCL 241 200 24 41
ATENOLOL 238 223 25 14
AZITHROMYCIN 236 174 26 53
MIRTAZAPINE 227 202 27 40
GLIPIZIDE 225 189 28 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 197 29 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 201 135 30 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 118 31 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 182 32 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 128 33 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181 167 34 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179 164 35 86
PAROXETINE HCL 178 132 36 94
DIOVAN 177 163 37 28
RANITIDINE HCL 175 156 38 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 156 39 11
DIGOXIN 170 170 40 37
CARVEDILOL 159 136 41 21
PLAVIX 158 146 42 44
VENTOLIN HFA 155 85 43 78
JANUVIA 150 115 44 66
KLOR-CON M20 145 144 45 61
NOVOLOG 141 125 46 148
FENOFIBRATE 139 104 47 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 129 48 52
EXELON 128 125 49 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 98 50 19
DETROL LA 124 99 51 113
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 121 96 52 119
CELEBREX 120 75 53 65
CEPHALEXIN 118 90 54 102
SPIRIVA 117 85 55 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 92 56 26
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114 74 57 158
PREDNISONE 111 92 58 17
FINASTERIDE 109 109 59 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 63 60 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 88 S2 61 46
FAMOTIDINE 106 81 62 71
CYMBALTA 104 60 63 75
NEXIUM 102 71 64 57
JANTOVEN 101 101 65 111
MUPIROCIN 101 80 65 268
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 62 65 48
LANTUS 101 77 65 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 84 69 104
LOPERAMIDE 100 95 69 323
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 85 71 178
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 45 R 72 76
LEVETIRACETAM 95 68 73 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 85 74 39
IBUPROFEN 94 43 74 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 85 76 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 83 76 59
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 91 46 R 78 117
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 59 79 124
KLOR-CON M10 88 70 80 163
GLYBURIDE 87 71 R 81 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 75 82 79
VERAPAMIL ER 85 85 82 150
OLANZAPINE 83 44 84 101
ZETIA 83 80 84 47
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82 81 86 174
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 81 86 120
ETODOLAC 81 81 88 194
NAPROXEN 80 40 89 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 76 89 224
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 43 91 160
AMOXICILLIN 77 62 92 138
FENTANYL 76 54 S2 93 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 74 73 94 72
ALLOPURINOL 74 74 94 50
SYNTHROID 74 66 94 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 65 97 214
MECLIZINE HCL 71 57 98 213
SINGLE USE SWAB 71 65 98 466
HALOPERIDOL 71 56 98 209
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 56 98 69
TRICOR 70 56 102 110
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 59 102 232
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 70 63 102 308
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 58 105 80
BENICAR 66 66 106 127
SINGULAIR 66 35 106 100
LEXAPRO 65 61 108 294
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 109 264
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 47 110 168
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 40 110 85
VESICARE 63 45 110 63
VALPROIC ACID 61 30 113 479
ABILIFY 60 36 114 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 31 115 107
PRANDIN 58 58 116 159
OXYCODONE HCL 56 18 S2 117 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 40 R 117 139
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 44 119 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 53 120 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 47 120 135
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 14 122 149
COMBIVENT 51 47 123 235
LAMOTRIGINE 51 0 123 90
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 49 123 172
CRESTOR 50 40 126 56
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 Jan. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.