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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1692

$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1692

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

5% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 689 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 20,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 883 855 1 11
DIOVAN HCT 864 852 2 73
CELEBREX 793 779 3 103
METFORMIN HCL 683 675 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620 596 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 575 531 6 5
TRICOR 565 555 10 7 112
SIMVASTATIN 549 508 8 1
CRESTOR 519 485 9 26
LIDODERM 458 458 10 138
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 374 363 11 36
BENICAR HCT 361 329 12 229
NEXIUM 360 347 13 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 340 331 14 31
LIPITOR 326 319 15 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324 292 16 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285 252 17 4
LISINOPRIL 264 221 18 2
ADVAIR DISKUS 260 246 19 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 256 244 20 32
LYRICA 235 235 21 111
AZITHROMYCIN 235 221 21 34
JANUVIA 232 226 23 72
DIOVAN 220 220 24 42
DEXILANT 219 208 25 196
SPIRIVA 212 180 26 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 202 S3 27 6
ACTONEL 187 170 28 250
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177 177 29 23
JANUMET 174 153 30 202
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 172 172 31 345
EXFORGE 170 170 32 229
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 163 33 18
LOVASTATIN 165 165 34 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 157 35 39
FUROSEMIDE 152 150 36 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 131 36 10
BYSTOLIC 150 149 38 129
VYTORIN 147 147 39 181
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 141 138 40 105
BONIVA 132 132 41 340
LOVAZA 128 126 42 176
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 127 124 43 146
CARVEDILOL 126 124 44 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123 112 45 160
PLAVIX 121 115 46 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 115 47 38
BENICAR 115 114 48 217
FENOFIBRATE 115 108 48 63
ACTOS 113 113 50 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 104 50 14
EXELON 110 110 52 187
CLOPIDOGREL 108 103 53 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 90 54 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 91 55 9
AVODART 95 82 56 173
ATENOLOL 93 83 57 15
NAPROXEN 93 93 57 91
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92 92 R 59 185
RANITIDINE HCL 92 91 59 28
TRAMADOL HCL 91 83 61 16
ATELVIA 91 84 61 387
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 86 63 321
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 88 87 63 149
SERTRALINE HCL 87 84 65 22
NAMENDA 87 87 65 50
EVISTA 86 86 67 140
SUCRALFATE 82 82 68 172
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82 74 68 169
MELOXICAM 81 78 70 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 71 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 78 71 199
ONGLYZA 78 74 73 213
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 74 17
NASONEX 76 76 74 245
AZOR 75 75 76 322
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 71 77 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 72 78 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 56 79 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 67 80 67
MICARDIS HCT 69 69 80 338
CLONIDINE HCL 68 68 82 46
SYMBICORT 66 60 83 166
GABAPENTIN 65 65 84 13
ZETIA 64 64 85 68
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 63 86 131
PREDNISONE 60 60 87 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 59 R 87 182
PEN NEEDLE 58 43 89 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 45 90 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 51 S2 91 70
EXFORGE HCT 55 55 91 374
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 46 R 93 157
VENTOLIN HFA 53 51 94 151
KLOR-CON M20 52 47 95 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 46 96 113
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 March 5, 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.