ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

19,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1692

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1692

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,949 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,105 860 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 639 529 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 552 400 3 1
LISINOPRIL 524 393 4 2
TRAMADOL HCL 433 236 5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 426 308 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 252 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396 285 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 315 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377 299 10 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 360 235 11 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 336 309 12 29
GABAPENTIN 333 202 13 13
MIRTAZAPINE 319 233 14 53
SERTRALINE HCL 306 228 15 22
KLOR-CON M20 290 250 16 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 251 160 17 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 235 199 18 62
OXYCODONE HCL 218 52 S2 19 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 168 20 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216 140 21 64
CLONIDINE HCL 203 139 22 46
NAMENDA 197 164 23 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 151 24 20
RISPERIDONE 188 138 25 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 183 107 26 169
METFORMIN HCL 180 120 27 8
LEVOFLOXACIN 165 127 28 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 116 29 23
CYMBALTA 151 115 30 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 106 R 31 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 95 32 9
TRAZODONE HCL 141 79 33 33
KLOR-CON M10 136 118 34 106
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 136 76 34 149
MELOXICAM 134 110 36 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 134 109 36 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132 97 38 76
BACLOFEN 128 47 39 115
LEVETIRACETAM 128 67 39 107
CARVEDILOL 125 93 41 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 124 88 42 126
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121 76 43 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 78 44 45
FENTANYL 112 97 S2 45 88
RANITIDINE HCL 111 90 46 28
DRONABINOL 108 72 47 327
CLOPIDOGREL 106 82 48 43
NYSTOP 104 87 49 195
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 88 50 18
SPIRIVA 100 68 51 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 48 52 136
SEROQUEL 97 85 53 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 77 54 39
PLAVIX 93 83 54 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 87 69 56 207
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 68 57 11
LYRICA 84 74 58 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83 59 59 212
GLIPIZIDE 82 74 60 47
FAMOTIDINE 81 40 61 86
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 78 19 S2 62 192
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 62 62 55
ATENOLOL 76 76 64 15
SODIUM CHLORIDE 76 37 64 408
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 60 66 36
AZITHROMYCIN 73 54 66 34
CEFTRIAXONE 72 52 68 253
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 68 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 44 70 152
NYSTATIN 71 39 70 150
PREDNISONE 71 46 70 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 59 R 70 185
LOPERAMIDE 70 52 74 255
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 53 75 102
CEPHALEXIN 69 47 75 89
CLONIDINE 67 60 77 275
VALPROIC ACID 65 37 78 220
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 51 79 96
ABILIFY 63 53 80 194
RESTASIS 63 53 80 300
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 35 R 82 54
LIDOCAINE HCL 61 40 83 262
OLANZAPINE 61 22 83 145
LIDODERM 61 47 83 138
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 46 S2 83 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 28 87 84
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 46 88 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 31 88 100
VANCOMYCIN HCL 54 25 90 439
LATANOPROST 54 46 90 222
CEFEPIME HCL 54 36 90 439
AGGRENOX 54 51 90 193
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 39 94 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 44 94 65
DIOVAN 52 52 96 42
DILANTIN 51 39 97 252
HALOPERIDOL 51 15 97 165
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 17 97 219
LEXAPRO 51 40 97 240
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 June 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.