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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1692

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1692

872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

13% of this provider’s 872 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 872 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 32,508 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,639 1,576 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,294 1,182 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 992 942 3 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 962 954 4 29
OMEPRAZOLE 929 851 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 868 6 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 868 785 7 21
LISINOPRIL 848 797 8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 783 695 S3 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 753 681 10 10
NAMENDA 655 637 11 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 612 12 3
TRAZODONE HCL 620 539 13 33
SERTRALINE HCL 617 569 14 22
SIMVASTATIN 594 530 15 1
JANTOVEN 523 467 16 139
RANITIDINE HCL 496 426 17 28
MIRTAZAPINE 464 463 18 53
KLOR-CON M20 433 414 19 48
GABAPENTIN 432 390 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 391 360 21 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 387 317 22 64
RISPERIDONE 363 311 23 77
METFORMIN HCL 358 342 24 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 343 332 25 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293 290 26 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281 277 27 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 250 28 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 262 228 29 76
CARVEDILOL 246 241 30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 207 31 31
FENTANYL 231 225 S2 32 88
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229 192 33 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 226 222 34 115
SPIRIVA 225 195 35 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215 210 36 55
ATENOLOL 215 202 36 15
DIGOXIN 213 189 38 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 208 206 39 155
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 176 40 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 197 191 41 45
CLONIDINE HCL 191 170 42 46
SEROQUEL 189 174 43 130
LACTULOSE 185 142 44 104
CLOPIDOGREL 184 172 45 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 184 177 45 74
LEVETIRACETAM 171 132 47 107
PREDNISONE 171 152 47 35
CYMBALTA 165 158 49 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 152 49 11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 163 142 51 169
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 155 133 52 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154 133 R 53 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 148 54 110
GLIPIZIDE 151 148 55 47
HALOPERIDOL 151 147 55 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 133 57 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 137 58 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 145 111 59 122
KLOR-CON M10 144 131 60 106
LANTUS 144 121 60 57
LOPERAMIDE 139 131 62 255
NEXIUM 137 132 63 25
LIDODERM 134 118 64 138
AZITHROMYCIN 132 121 65 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 129 129 66 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 124 102 67 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 88 68 12
FAMOTIDINE 122 105 69 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 111 69 102
OXYCODONE HCL 121 116 S2 71 56
NYSTOP 120 118 72 195
PLAVIX 118 106 73 66
PAROXETINE HCL 117 108 74 60
SINGULAIR 113 106 75 79
ALLOPURINOL 111 111 76 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 111 76 71
CEPHALEXIN 111 106 76 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 92 79 92
NOVOLOG 104 92 80 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 91 81 39
OLANZAPINE 103 85 81 145
CLONIDINE 102 102 83 275
AMIODARONE HCL 99 85 84 234
DIOVAN 98 92 85 42
BACLOFEN 96 37 86 115
AVELOX 90 87 87 308
LATANOPROST 89 87 88 222
LYRICA 88 63 89 111
LOVASTATIN 86 84 90 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 82 91 105
MUPIROCIN 84 76 91 167
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 84 76 91 226
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 82 91 100
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 77 95 186
SUCRALFATE 82 77 96 172
GLYBURIDE 82 77 R 96 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 66 98 152
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 81 72 98 326
XOPENEX 79 79 10 100 402
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 60 101 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 74 101 144
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 62 101 23
PERMETHRIN 74 73 104 299
ARICEPT 74 74 104 318
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 62 R 106 188
NYSTATIN 73 67 106 150
CEFTRIAXONE 68 62 108 253
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 68 54 108 343
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 60 110 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 64 111 32
AGGRENOX 62 55 112 193
HYDROCORTISONE 60 41 113 261
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 42 114 162
TRAVATAN Z 59 58 114 271
MORPHINE SULFATE 59 52 S2 114 247
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 57 57 117 268
LEXAPRO 57 47 117 240
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 57 117 134
NOVOLIN R 57 49 117 197
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 56 121 84
ONDANSETRON HCL 56 45 121 219
ACTOS 55 55 123 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 51 124 113
VOLTAREN 54 53 124 238
LEVEMIR 54 52 124 184
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 41 R 124 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52 43 128 312
ABILIFY 51 50 129 194
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 50 129 52
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 47 129 199
PRIMIDONE 50 50 132 282
MELOXICAM 50 37 132 41
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 April 20, 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.