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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1171

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1171

882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 26,691 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Virginia
FUROSEMIDE 1,068 958 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,050 989 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,026 862 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 948 886 4 2
LISINOPRIL 916 836 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 905 803 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 598 534 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 561 517 8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 430 9 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461 420 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459 425 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 456 433 12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 426 342 S3 13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367 352 14 17
PREDNISONE 337 323 15 39
GABAPENTIN 317 268 16 16
CARVEDILOL 313 278 17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 301 18 9
ATENOLOL 305 260 19 15
SERTRALINE HCL 278 220 20 23
DIOVAN 273 272 21 32
TRAMADOL HCL 266 233 22 18
HUMULIN N 252 225 23 190
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252 209 23 29
CLOPIDOGREL 251 226 25 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 231 26 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 246 246 27 24
NOVOLIN N 246 244 27 205
NEXIUM 240 190 29 25
LANTUS 236 168 30 46
DIGOXIN 235 218 31 68
RANITIDINE HCL 228 210 32 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226 212 33 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 226 163 33 71
ZETIA 211 183 35 63
METHIMAZOLE 210 186 36 228
KLOR-CON M20 209 172 37 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209 209 37 72
METFORMIN HCL 192 157 39 7
PLAVIX 192 177 39 55
CRESTOR 181 140 41 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 181 173 41 60
MECLIZINE HCL 179 179 43 115
PAROXETINE HCL 178 164 44 62
GLIPIZIDE 178 143 44 47
CEPHALEXIN 172 156 46 104
RAMIPRIL 169 162 47 85
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 146 48 22
HUMULIN R 163 134 48 226
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 160 153 50 61
ALLOPURINOL 144 132 51 31
AMOXICILLIN 142 118 52 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 127 52 30
NAMENDA 141 141 54 42
SINGULAIR 140 120 55 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 139 112 56 52
VERAPAMIL ER 138 128 57 91
BACLOFEN 134 89 58 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 96 S2 58 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 101 R 60 74
CLONIDINE HCL 125 120 61 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 108 62 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 121 117 62 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 114 64 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117 78 64 133
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 108 66 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 98 67 107
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 85 68 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 100 69 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103 86 S3 70 121
PROAIR HFA 103 87 70 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 103 99 70 86
HUMALOG 102 52 73 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 97 73 28
LOVASTATIN 101 80 75 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 99 76 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 72 76 90
NOVOLIN R 99 95 78 155
DIOVAN HCT 98 93 79 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 92 80 83
MELOXICAM 94 60 81 56
NITROFURANTOIN 92 90 82 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 87 82 101
SYNTHROID 92 90 82 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 67 85 73
LIPITOR 88 79 86 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 74 86 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 52 88 53
CYMBALTA 85 84 88 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 76 90 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 84 90 261
LACTULOSE 81 71 92 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 74 93 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 77 94 51
METOLAZONE 77 61 94 206
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 76 96 135
AMIODARONE HCL 76 76 96 192
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 68 R 98 163
CELEBREX 74 61 99 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 45 R 99 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 50 99 40
DOXEPIN HCL 74 59 99 293
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 67 99 137
PEN NEEDLE 74 45 99 122
TRAZODONE HCL 72 58 105 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 62 106 149
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 60 R 107 168
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68 34 108 157
AZITHROMYCIN 68 57 108 43
AVONEX ADMINISTRATION PACK 67 43 10 110 411
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 50 111 171
RESTASIS 66 66 111 414
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 55 113 166
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 59 114 69
KLOR-CON 10 64 52 114 126
MICARDIS 63 56 116 299
LEVEMIR 62 48 117 167
LIDODERM 62 62 117 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 47 119 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 58 120 150
NOVOLOG 59 56 121 94
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59 54 121 260
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 59 41 121 264
BUMETANIDE 58 50 124 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 39 R 125 87
NAPROXEN 55 38 126 95
BYSTOLIC 55 55 126 96
KLOR-CON M10 53 50 128 125
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 32 R 129 162
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 52 52 129 282
LYRICA 51 34 131 127
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 46 131 145
SPIRIVA 50 39 133 57
GLYBURIDE 50 47 R 133 97
COUMADIN 50 35 133 253
IBUPROFEN 50 50 133 80
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 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.