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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 637 out of 3813

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 561 out of 3813

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

8% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 379 322 73 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 341 241 68 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 295 278 53 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 259 45 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 266 235 59 5 4
LISINOPRIL 266 236 57 5 3
SERTRALINE HCL 243 219 53 7 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238 188 48 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218 177 45 S3 9 12
LORAZEPAM 196 191* 42 B 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 192 127 46 11 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 149 20 S2 12 55
GABAPENTIN 158 108 28 13 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 92 26 14 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141 128 30 15 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 131* 24 16 29
CARVEDILOL 129 108 20 17 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 126 78 15 18 78
ATENOLOL 118 92 24 19 13
CYMBALTA 115 96 15 20 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 103 24 21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 111 79 18 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 76 16 23 40
TRAMADOL HCL 105 77 39 23 25
RANITIDINE HCL 104 92 24 25 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 85 20 26 11
OXYCONTIN 89 53 12 S2 27 118
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 48 18 27 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 67 19 29 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 71 25 30 15
CELEBREX 81 67 14 31 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 59 16 32 20
NEXIUM 80 75* 17 32 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 <11 <11 34 44
VESICARE 78 73* 12 35 117
CLONAZEPAM 75 58 12 B 36 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 56 22 37 10
DIGOX 72 67* 12 38 75
ALPRAZOLAM 71 56 17 B 39 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69 45 14 40 184
FENTANYL 68 <11 <11 S2 41 74
ALLOPURINOL 68 63* 16 41 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 16 43 27
PAROXETINE HCL 65 54 13 44 72
AZITHROMYCIN 63 48 53 45 48
DIOVAN 61 36 13 46 35
JANUVIA 61 47 13 46 50
FINASTERIDE 61 61 14 46 88
GLYBURIDE 61 50 14 R 46 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 43 20 50 80
PREDNISONE 60 39 17 50 41
KLOR-CON M20 56 56 13 52 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 53 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 49* 14 53 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 <11 <11 53 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 38 11 56 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47* 11 56 70
MIRTAZAPINE 50 45* 17 58 45
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. 26, 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.