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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 623

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 623

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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this specialty
in Maryland
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 406 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 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,066 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 Maryland
FUROSEMIDE 612 596 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466 436 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 465 386 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 439 377 4 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 322 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 362 336 6 7
LISINOPRIL 329 295 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 247 8 3
LANTUS 235 194 9 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 227 198 10 94
SERTRALINE HCL 226 208 11 20
RANITIDINE HCL 222 176 12 23
MIRTAZAPINE 210 210 13 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 188 14 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 180 14 24
GABAPENTIN 184 139 16 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182 147 17 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 174 18 26
FENTANYL 146 121 S2 19 76
TRAZODONE HCL 141 110 20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 136 131 21 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 117 22 13
METFORMIN HCL 129 111 23 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 113 24 51
NOVOLOG 120 115 25 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 117 26 38
KLOR-CON M20 111 110 27 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 105 28 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 84 S3 29 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 93 29 21
NAMENDA 105 93 31 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 86 32 77
LATANOPROST 100 100 33 140
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 97 S2 34 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 91 35 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86 86 36 91
EXELON 82 70 37 125
DIGOXIN 81 81 38 63
JANTOVEN 81 81 38 54
GLIPIZIDE 80 74 40 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 71 41 39
ARANESP 72 72 42 209
DIOVAN 71 71 43 48
OXYCODONE HCL 71 70 S2 43 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 57 45 8
LACTULOSE 69 18 46 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 65 46 37
VALPROIC ACID 68 61 48 212
OLANZAPINE 68 65 48 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 68 48 53
ATENOLOL 67 67 51 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 57 52 78
CLOPIDOGREL 66 65 52 34
CLONIDINE HCL 64 54 54 55
CRESTOR 63 58 55 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 62 55 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 54 57 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 49 58 35
PLAVIX 60 55 59 46
CEPHALEXIN 59 56 60 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 54 61 61
LEVETIRACETAM 58 43 61 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 35 63 29
BACLOFEN 57 21 63 115
PHENYTOIN 57 37 63 219
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 40 66 122
PAROXETINE HCL 55 53 67 66
SEROQUEL 52 49 68 129
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 68 88
HUMALOG 51 36 70 148
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 39 71 11
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 9, 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.