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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 3813

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 3813

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

14% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 936 873 126 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 846 822 106 2 8
LORAZEPAM 844 743 92 B 3 18
FUROSEMIDE 826 783 105 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 789 702 46 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 649 591 98 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641 609 86 7 5
MIRTAZAPINE 568 536 64 8 45
GABAPENTIN 525 485 78 9 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 514 514 66 10 27
LISINOPRIL 505 472 89 11 3
LANTUS 458 417 53 12 67
OMEPRAZOLE 395 372 76 13 4
RISPERIDONE 395 367 33 A 13 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 363 326 46 15 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 350 313 45 A 16 62
NYSTATIN 340 285 68 17 135
ALPRAZOLAM 333 328* 42 B 18 24
NOVOLOG 295 274 42 19 123
TRAMADOL HCL 290 269 49 20 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 290 285* 44 20 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 250 44 22 6
METFORMIN HCL 256 234 41 23 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 245 40 24 14
OLANZAPINE 237 232* 34 A 25 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 229* 43 26 20
JANUVIA 223 205 33 27 50
TRAZODONE HCL 222 207 26 28 47
SERTRALINE HCL 219 219 26 29 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 217 196 31 30 93
LIDODERM 215 210* 32 31 181
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 203 37 32 23
NAMENDA 211 211 28 33 37
PREDNISONE 206 201* 61 34 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 205 200* 86 35 139
CYMBALTA 204 187 27 36 58
CEPHALEXIN 198 193* 67 37 113
CLOPIDOGREL 192 187* 28 38 16
RANITIDINE HCL 190 173 31 39 34
PROCRIT 178 <11 <11 40 295
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 173* 70 40 99
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 140 21 S3 42 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 148* 26 43 36
FAMOTIDINE* 142 105 22 44 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 118 25 44 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134 134 25 46 105
CLONAZEPAM 128 43 11 B 47 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 128 23 47 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 128 21 47 33
NYSTOP 127 113 57 50 208
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 105 19 51 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 120* 28 52 10
SPIRIVA 119 119 20 53 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 118 118 16 54 84
FENTANYL 118 98 15 S2 54 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 112* 31 56 42
LEVETIRACETAM 115 81 14 57 100
DIGOX 112 112 17 58 75
KLOR-CON M20 111 106* 15 59 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 102* 20 60 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 94 52 61 83
ABILIFY 105 83 20 A 62 130
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 102 97* 34 63 308
LUMIGAN 99 99 12 64 410
BACLOFEN 99 79 11 64 126
LOPERAMIDE 95 90* 68 66 288
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 45 14 66 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL 89 89 14 68 223
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 <11 <11 68 111
MUPIROCIN* 87 82* 36 70 188
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 72 12 71 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 85 12 72 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 80* 12 72 51
NEXIUM 84 79* 13 74 39
OLANZAPINE ODT 83 <11 <11 A 75 400
HYDROCORTISONE 83 63 24 75 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 69 11 77 38
MELOXICAM 81 <11 <11 77 49
FENOFIBRATE* 80 59 11 79 69
AZITHROMYCIN 78 78 39 80 48
CARVEDILOL 74 <11 <11 81 28
ATENOLOL 73 68* 11 82 13
CELEBREX 73 61 13 82 68
LATANOPROST 72 <11 <11 84 177
DIOVAN 70 <11 <11 85 35
VESICARE 67 <11 <11 86 117
KETOCONAZOLE 67 55 15 86 207
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 <11 <11 88 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 60* 12 89 82
HUMALOG 64 <11 <11 90 132
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 57* 12 91 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 62 11 91 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 <11 <11 93 167
CRESTOR 60 <11 <11 94 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 <11 <11 95 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 <11 <11 96 66
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 55 50* 48 97 310
OXYCONTIN 55 <11 <11 S2 97 118
XARELTO 51 <11 <11 99 143
TORSEMIDE 51 <11 <11 99 165
ZETIA 50 <11 <11 101 57
EXELON 50 <11 <11 101 149
ALLOPURINOL 50 <11 <11 101 32
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 Jan. 6, 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.