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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1692

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1692

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

12% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 858 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 15,379 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,207 650 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 924 607 2 5
LISINOPRIL 803 608 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 738 476 4 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664 525 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 640 511 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 533 376 7 7
ATENOLOL 462 330 8 15
SIMVASTATIN 442 309 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439 344 10 20
GABAPENTIN 409 264 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 399 290 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396 352 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 242 14 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 331 214 15 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 255 16 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 195 17 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268 186 18 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 182 19 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 230 222 20 14
FENOFIBRATE 228 129 21 63
RANITIDINE HCL 217 136 22 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 141 23 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 138 24 18
PROAIR HFA 190 103 25 40
CLOPIDOGREL 183 138 26 43
LOVASTATIN 181 157 27 37
CARVEDILOL 173 117 28 24
OXYCODONE HCL 170 39 S2 29 56
ALLOPURINOL 165 129 30 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 160 118 31 49
TRAMADOL HCL 160 105 31 16
NEXIUM 151 88 33 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 109 34 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 104 35 55
FAMOTIDINE 144 114 35 86
ENDOCET 143 42 S2 37 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 140 116 38 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 116 39 36
SPIRIVA 131 106 40 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 100 41 45
PLAVIX 128 99 42 66
METHOCARBAMOL 125 31 R 43 179
ZETIA 124 93 44 68
MELOXICAM 123 68 45 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 46 29
CRESTOR 117 67 47 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 65 48 39
NAMENDA 100 100 49 50
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 66 50 128
GALANTAMINE HBR 95 84 51 325
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 23 R 51 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 80 51 67
SINGULAIR 93 39 54 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 57 54 19
CARISOPRODOL 91 37 R 56 137
TRAZODONE HCL 88 45 57 33
PAROXETINE HCL 87 51 58 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 62 58 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 41 60 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 0 R 61 54
SERTRALINE HCL 84 62 62 22
CYMBALTA 82 20 63 51
FINASTERIDE 82 77 63 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 45 65 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79 0 S2 65 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 54 65 64
DILTIAZEM ER 77 52 68 174
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 30 S2 68 94
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 44 70 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 47 71 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 57 72 96
LIPITOR 71 47 73 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 60 74 102
GLYBURIDE 69 31 R 74 82
TORSEMIDE 68 48 76 163
CLONIDINE HCL 67 56 77 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 41 78 146
DIOVAN 65 48 79 42
GLIPIZIDE 65 54 79 47
CELEBREX 64 55 81 103
NAPROXEN 63 33 82 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 19 82 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 46 84 114
JANUVIA 60 35 85 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 31 85 144
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 40 85 216
VYTORIN 60 54 85 181
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 50 89 134
PREDNISONE 58 41 89 35
SYNTHROID 57 33 91 59
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 39 92 202
BYSTOLIC 56 35 92 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 32 94 74
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54 53 94 209
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 43 94 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 19 S2 97 70
LANTUS 52 28 98 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 19 98 84
PEN NEEDLE 51 35 100 168
SUCRALFATE 51 33 100 172
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 29 100 133
IBUPROFEN 50 26 103 78
EVISTA 50 50 103 140
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 Sept. 16, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.