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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 2399

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 2399

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Pennsylvania
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Pennsylvania
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 940 857 106 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 849 796 102 2 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 716 673 84 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 709 692 89 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 668 603 71 5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 584 551 63 6 7
ATENOLOL 515 515 53 7 13
DIOVAN 503 498* 57 8 30
METFORMIN HCL 493 440 57 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488 440 49 10 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 470 449 80 11 29
LISINOPRIL 446 412 54 12 3
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 426 411 53 13 66
NEXIUM 416 399 39 14 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 413 389 53 15 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405 361 50 16 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 346 346 33 17 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327 322* 37 18 39
CLOPIDOGREL 321 287 36 19 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 290 30 20 26
SYNTHROID 284 284 28 21 40
IBUPROFEN 281 256 86 22 81
JANUVIA 270 265* 26 23 48
ZETIA 263 250 27 24 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 254 26 25 34
MECLIZINE HCL 253 253 47 26 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 224 23 27 10
ALPRAZOLAM 224 219* 40 B 27 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223 218* 32 29 16
RANITIDINE HCL 221 221 25 30 45
CLONIDINE HCL 220 215* 40 31 77
GLIPIZIDE 213 200 22 32 53
VOLTAREN 209 209 49 33 138
CELEBREX 206 194 32 34 72
VESICARE 200 177 27 35 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 183 21 36 11
CLONAZEPAM 196 191* 28 B 37 52
PAROXETINE HCL 195 195 22 38 73
TEMAZEPAM 179 174* 32 B 39 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 157 23 40 57
CRESTOR 178 173* 26 40 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 170* 17 42 44
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 168 168 35 43 231
LIDODERM 163 158* 46 44 139
RANEXA 163 158* 21 44 209
GLIMEPIRIDE 162 157* 19 46 43
NAMENDA 161 161 17 47 33
ALLOPURINOL 159 154* 17 48 32
LOVAZA 152 147* 17 49 113
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 149 144* 16 R 50 204
CARVEDILOL 148 133 19 51 28
SERTRALINE HCL 141 136* 15 52 24
NIFEDIPINE ER 140 140 15 53 94
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132 120 24 54 165
TRADJENTA 131 131 19 55 206
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129 124* 20 56 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128 123* 15 57 56
CREON 128 128 19 57 198
PROAIR HFA 126 121* 34 59 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 118* 19 60 37
DIOVAN HCT 123 118* 36 60 276
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 122 117* 14 62 173
AZITHROMYCIN 121 116* 98 63 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 116* 20 63 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 114* 13 65 71
SINGLE USE SWAB 119 114* 31 65 246
NITROSTAT 112 112 38 67 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111 106* 13 68 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 105* 43 69 42
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 109 104* 63 70 225
GLYBURIDE 100 95* 12 R 71 96
AMMONIUM LACTATE 97 92* 20 72 217
LIDOCAINE 97 97 21 72 264
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 96 11 74 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 <11 <11 74 99
MIRTAZAPINE 95 90* 12 76 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 89* 13 77 98
DEXILANT 93 <11 <11 78 178
BENICAR 93 <11 <11 78 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 <11 <11 80 27
LORAZEPAM 88 83* 21 B 81 19
NIASPAN 87 <11 <11 82 175
LABETALOL HCL 87 <11 <11 82 155
BYSTOLIC 86 <11 <11 84 124
LOVASTATIN 84 <11 <11 85 55
SPIRIVA 83 78* 12 86 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 <11 <11 86 129
HYDROCORTISONE 81 76* 31 88 211
VYTORIN 74 <11 <11 89 193
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 <11 <11 90 88
COUMADIN 71 <11 <11 91 245
GABAPENTIN 70 65* 15 92 17
KETOCONAZOLE 68 68 14 93 207
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 <11 <11 94 154
FAMOTIDINE* 66 <11 <11 94 60
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66 66 17 94 203
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 <11 <11 97 21
PROCTOZONE-HC 63 63 16 98 210
CLOTRIMAZOLE 62 62 24 99 309
PRANDIN 61 <11 <11 100 180
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 49* 42 101 80
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 <11 <11 102 117
KLOR-CON 10 51 <11 <11 103 141
TRAMADOL HCL 51 46* 26 103 25
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 50 <11 <11 105 313
COLCRYS 50 50 13 105 160
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Sept. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.