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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1692

$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1692

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

7% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,472 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 810 750 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505 474 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 451 434 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 344 322 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 312 5 3
LISINOPRIL 306 288 6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 306 287 6 14
CRESTOR 248 237 8 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 244 244 9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243 242 10 10
CARVEDILOL 209 206 11 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 201 12 38
METFORMIN HCL 203 184 13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 168 14 17
NAMENDA 189 189 15 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 166 16 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 162 17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 169 18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 165 19 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 140 20 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 142 S3 21 6
MIRTAZAPINE 136 136 22 53
RANITIDINE HCL 127 106 23 28
GABAPENTIN 119 108 24 13
ATENOLOL 117 102 25 15
SERTRALINE HCL 111 102 26 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110 110 27 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 96 28 23
TRAZODONE HCL 106 104 28 33
TRAMADOL HCL 103 74 30 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 98 31 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 99 32 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 93 33 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 92 33 31
NEXIUM 91 84 35 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 88 36 12
GENERLAC 83 83 37 248
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 82 38 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 39 36
FENTANYL 80 80 S2 40 88
GLYBURIDE 77 72 R 41 82
PREDNISONE 75 74 42 35
VYTORIN 72 72 43 181
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 67 R 44 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 55 45 39
LANTUS 65 60 46 57
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 47 118
ALLOPURINOL 57 55 48 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 45 49 190
PAROXETINE HCL 56 49 49 60
PLAVIX 55 55 51 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 51 55
LIPITOR 54 43 53 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 53 54 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 47 54 84
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 53 54 131
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 57 177
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 43 58 110
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 Nov. 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.