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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 1692

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 1692

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

5% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 621 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 11,282 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
OMEPRAZOLE 666 563 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 507 468 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 290 S3 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387 355 4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 342 293 5 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 287 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 287 258 7 7
LISINOPRIL 285 248 8 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 255 8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 283 262 10 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277 223 11 3
METFORMIN HCL 254 180 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252 194 13 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 209 14 23
ATENOLOL 199 154 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 143 16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 146 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 160 146 18 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 158 148 19 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 139 20 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 141 134 21 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 140 119 22 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 81 23 27
GABAPENTIN 125 78 24 13
SERTRALINE HCL 124 98 25 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 104 25 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 110 27 18
CARVEDILOL 119 114 28 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 110 29 71
RANITIDINE HCL 107 91 30 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 60 31 45
CLOPIDOGREL 97 97 32 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 86 33 74
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 47 34 93
NEXIUM 89 63 35 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 49 36 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 85 37 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 60 37 19
NAMENDA 83 83 39 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 73 40 39
PAROXETINE HCL 81 69 40 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 78 42 29
SPIRIVA 77 60 43 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 76 44 83
FINASTERIDE 76 71 44 99
VERAPAMIL ER 71 64 46 90
LANTUS 66 54 47 57
CRESTOR 63 63 48 26
AZITHROMYCIN 63 49 48 34
SYNTHROID 62 62 50 59
CLONIDINE HCL 62 62 50 46
CYMBALTA 62 36 50 51
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 40 R 53 81
PLAVIX 59 59 54 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 40 54 38
OXYCODONE HCL 59 26 S2 54 56
FENOFIBRATE 55 51 57 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 39 57 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55 43 57 202
CELEBREX 53 53 60 103
EVISTA 52 52 61 140
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 61 96
PREDNISONE 51 34 63 35
KLOR-CON M20 51 39 63 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 45 65 105
LEVOXYL 50 50 65 170
PROAIR HFA 50 17 65 40
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 Nov. 29, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.