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Prescriber Checkup

PATRICIA VANOVER MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1692

$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 1692

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

17% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,842 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,214 419 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 623 264 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 173 3 4
GABAPENTIN 310 47 4 13
METFORMIN HCL 298 109 5 8
NEXIUM 281 96 6 25
LISINOPRIL 275 149 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 272 146 8 7
ATENOLOL 259 90 9 15
SIMVASTATIN 240 118 10 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 63 11 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 108 12 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 141 13 10
CARISOPRODOL 191 21 R 14 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184 60 15 3
IBUPROFEN 173 47 16 78
TRAMADOL HCL 169 51 17 16
ENDOCET 152 45 S2 18 132
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 67 18 9
PAROXETINE HCL 135 41 20 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 132 30 S2 21 121
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 61 22 65
MELOXICAM 125 52 23 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 26 24 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 77 25 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 60 26 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 42 27 18
OXYCODONE HCL 102 0 S2 28 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 38 R 29 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 16 R 30 81
TRAZODONE HCL 98 0 30 33
SERTRALINE HCL 98 15 30 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 22 33 71
CEPHALEXIN 96 32 34 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 61 35 61
AZITHROMYCIN 93 39 36 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 21 R 37 58
PROAIR HFA 83 36 38 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 24 39 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 21 40 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 67 41 14
CYMBALTA 70 30 42 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 0 43 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 61 44 55
RANITIDINE HCL 67 14 45 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 26 45 39
OXYCONTIN 66 14 S2 47 148
PREDNISONE 65 23 48 35
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64 0 R 49 211
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 24 49 133
NAPROXEN 64 14 49 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 27 52 45
CLOPIDOGREL 61 50 53 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 26 54 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 0 54 127
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 0 56 32
ALLOPURINOL 57 18 57 30
CRESTOR 56 52 58 26
ONDANSETRON HCL 54 27 59 219
BUPROPION XL 54 0 59 235
PREMARIN 53 30 R 61 254
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 21 62 31
SYNTHROID 50 40 63 59
NASONEX 50 31 63 245
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. 19, 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.