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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1171

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1171

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

9% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 718 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 24,187 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 837 666 1 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745 644 2 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714 617 3 4
LISINOPRIL 686 558 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 676 567 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 653 559 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633 536 7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 493 432 8 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 477 351 S3 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 428 381 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 383 11 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 418 307 12 53
NAMENDA 391 378 13 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382 287 14 10
FUROSEMIDE 352 276 15 6
CRESTOR 327 224 16 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 322 321 17 24
NOVOLOG 314 292 18 94
METFORMIN HCL 313 239 19 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 313 268 19 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 298 293 21 54
GABAPENTIN 289 243 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279 274 23 44
CARVEDILOL 270 257 24 20
TRAMADOL HCL 268 244 25 18
ZETIA 265 215 26 63
RANITIDINE HCL 262 201 27 38
LANTUS 254 229 28 46
SERTRALINE HCL 252 190 29 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 228 180 30 102
LEVEMIR 228 173 30 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222 201 32 29
CLONIDINE HCL 221 160 33 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 175 34 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 217 206 34 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200 161 36 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 154 37 21
MUPIROCIN 195 155 38 231
BUMETANIDE 191 167 39 93
JANUVIA 189 156 40 66
EXELON 185 173 41 164
LIDODERM 176 162 42 98
FAMOTIDINE 167 110 43 75
LOVASTATIN 164 144 44 36
TORSEMIDE 159 146 45 150
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 154 118 46 207
KLOR-CON M20 152 115 47 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151 133 48 61
CLOPIDOGREL 150 132 49 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 134 50 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 112 50 14
PREDNISONE 146 123 52 39
RISPERIDONE 144 109 53 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 117 54 17
FENTANYL 142 105 S2 54 89
CEFTRIAXONE 141 123 56 232
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 97 R 57 87
LEVETIRACETAM 140 60 57 84
SODIUM CHLORIDE 140 129 57 265
OLANZAPINE 138 130 60 153
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 106 61 105
ATENOLOL 131 112 62 15
SEROQUEL 129 123 63 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 117 64 9
PLAVIX 125 105 65 55
GLIPIZIDE 124 100 66 47
ALLOPURINOL 123 113 67 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 95 68 141
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 105 69 69
NYSTATIN 118 100 70 128
SPIRIVA 117 94 71 57
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 117 103 71 227
PAROXETINE HCL 110 107 73 62
CELEBREX 108 97 74 100
FENOFIBRATE 108 74 74 81
TRAZODONE HCL 106 78 76 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 73 77 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 95 78 101
HUMALOG 101 81 78 132
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 76 78 26
CYMBALTA 100 73 81 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95 86 R 82 168
LYRICA 94 66 83 127
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 93 77 84 314
DIOVAN 92 86 85 32
GLUCAGEN 91 79 86 272
IBUPROFEN 88 36 87 80
LEXAPRO 86 72 88 222
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 55 88 142
VOLTAREN 85 80 90 200
BACLOFEN 84 52 91 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 75 S2 91 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 70 93 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 69 93 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 55 95 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 57 95 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 73 97 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 73 R 98 162
CILOSTAZOL 78 67 99 271
SANTYL 77 70 100 173
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 43 100 137
CEPHALEXIN 76 74 102 104
AGGRENOX 76 60 102 148
HALOPERIDOL 76 75 102 176
LATANOPROST 76 76 102 188
OXYCODONE HCL 75 32 S2 106 79
LIDOCAINE HCL 74 66 107 288
AVELOX 72 58 108 209
KLOR-CON 10 70 64 109 126
NOVOLIN R 70 70 109 155
NOVOLIN 70-30 70 52 109 242
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 70 0 S2 109 240
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 30 113 33
ABILIFY 69 56 113 175
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 57 113 60
LACTULOSE 67 56 116 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 48 116 137
FINASTERIDE 64 64 118 88
CLONIDINE 64 53 118 229
NEXIUM 63 27 120 25
LIPITOR 63 57 120 92
BYSTOLIC 63 53 120 96
AZITHROMYCIN 63 59 120 43
COLCRYS 63 58 120 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 50 125 135
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 59 126 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 24 R 126 67
SINGULAIR 59 45 126 78
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 48 R 126 185
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 39 130 119
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 0 S2 131 99
TOPIRAMATE 57 29 131 196
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 57 36 131 433
LOPERAMIDE 56 52 134 262
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 56 134 247
FLUCONAZOLE 56 38 134 195
VESICARE 53 46 137 203
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 48 138 174
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 21 138 193
PHENYTOIN 51 37 138 256
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 141 223
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. 7, 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.