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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1171

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1171

851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

11% of this provider’s 851 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 851 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 27,495 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,296 1,166 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,257 1,079 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 947 866 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 894 805 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 799 692 5 5
LISINOPRIL 789 687 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 722 657 7 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 617 608 8 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 591 580 9 12
FENTANYL 454 391 S2 10 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 453 402 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 440 320 12 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 433 407 13 29
GABAPENTIN 429 399 14 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420 387 S3 15 8
PREDNISONE 393 366 16 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383 338 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376 314 18 14
NAMENDA 372 371 19 42
RANITIDINE HCL 340 288 20 38
TRAMADOL HCL 334 307 21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 332 274 22 34
CLOPIDOGREL 327 298 23 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 312 272 24 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 304 276 25 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 274 26 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 246 27 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 274 208 28 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268 240 29 17
MIRTAZAPINE 249 248 30 50
CEPHALEXIN 233 199 31 104
PLAVIX 228 211 32 55
MEGESTROL ACETATE 220 219 R 33 185
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 219 185 34 157
ATENOLOL 214 202 35 15
MELOXICAM 208 170 36 56
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 208 205 36 145
AZITHROMYCIN 196 168 38 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 195 191 39 130
DIOVAN 194 194 40 32
CARVEDILOL 186 168 41 20
ALLOPURINOL 186 162 41 31
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 184 180 43 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 129 44 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 165 45 10
SERTRALINE HCL 176 169 45 23
ZETIA 172 141 47 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 167 164 48 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 141 49 61
CLONIDINE HCL 162 148 50 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 161 111 51 90
KLOR-CON M10 156 150 52 125
LEVETIRACETAM 150 71 53 84
FINASTERIDE 148 123 54 88
KLOR-CON M20 147 124 55 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145 129 56 60
FENOFIBRATE 144 90 57 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142 111 58 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 134 58 53
NOVOLOG 139 125 60 94
NEXIUM 137 98 61 25
TAMIFLU 135 125 62 276
DIGOXIN 134 118 63 68
LANTUS 132 104 64 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130 127 65 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 118 66 30
OLANZAPINE 126 122 67 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 125 68 51
PAROXETINE HCL 118 87 69 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117 102 R 70 87
SINGULAIR 115 88 71 78
CYMBALTA 112 98 72 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 109 73 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 104 90 74 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 92 75 107
RISPERIDONE 101 78 76 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99 59 77 137
GLIPIZIDE 95 85 78 47
METHADONE HCL 93 92 S2 79 144
SEROQUEL 91 88 80 120
NYSTATIN 90 82 81 128
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 47 R 82 168
SPIRIVA 86 85 83 57
AVELOX 85 81 84 209
LEVEMIR 85 85 84 167
LEXAPRO 85 78 84 222
VANCOMYCIN HCL 84 81 87 308
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 82 88 26
LYRICA 81 81 89 127
JANUVIA 81 79 89 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 62 89 82
METHOTREXATE 80 58 92 251
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 74 92 142
LAMOTRIGINE 79 75 94 216
LATANOPROST 77 77 95 188
TRICOR 76 58 96 140
CARAFATE 75 72 97 283
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73 69 98 355
MECLIZINE HCL 72 63 99 115
FLUCONAZOLE 71 66 100 195
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 55 101 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69 102 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 63 102 109
CEFTRIAXONE 66 62 104 232
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 43 105 171
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 65 53 105 372
BACLOFEN 65 24 105 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 64 105 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 51 109 106
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 58 110 279
SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 59 110 265
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 41 110 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 60 113 83
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 60 60 113 427
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 40 115 73
CHLORTHALIDONE 58 34 115 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 53 117 113
DETROL LA 56 33 117 270
NIASPAN 55 33 119 136
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 42 120 213
ACTOS 54 46 120 123
EXELON 54 54 120 164
AMOXICILLIN 53 37 123 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48 123 40
NOVOLIN N 52 30 125 205
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 30 126 193
KLOR-CON 10 51 37 126 126
CELEBREX 51 39 126 100
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.