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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 345

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 345

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,308 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,124 638 S3 1 39
FUROSEMIDE 1,076 784 2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 902 711 3 4
LISINOPRIL 849 553 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 771 586 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 644 413 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 581 400 7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 553 399 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530 423 9 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 502 350 10 10
DIGOXIN 401 275 11 18
CLOPIDOGREL 396 289 12 11
CARVEDILOL 392 290 13 2
METFORMIN HCL 374 227 14 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372 266 15 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321 228 16 9
ATENOLOL 317 229 17 13
TRAMADOL HCL 316 178 18 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 113 19 56
NEXIUM 291 163 20 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 278 218 21 32
GABAPENTIN 271 149 22 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 267 193 23 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 257 220 24 36
PLAVIX 254 201 25 16
ALLOPURINOL 243 166 26 59
AMOXICILLIN 241 147 27 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 170 28 23
SERTRALINE HCL 211 153 29 75
KLOR-CON M20 208 164 30 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 173 31 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 151 32 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 125 33 17
CRESTOR 181 119 34 15
RANITIDINE HCL 178 117 35 49
NITROSTAT 173 110 36 24
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 168 100 37 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 96 38 102
AMIODARONE HCL 143 77 39 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 111 40 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 92 41 14
ALPRAZOLAM 135 100 42 119
JANUVIA 130 87 43 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 91 R 44 122
PROPRANOLOL HCL 124 67 45 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 84 46 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 56 47 64
MELOXICAM 117 109 47 101
CELEBREX 112 80 49 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 85 50 129
CLONIDINE HCL 105 74 51 40
FENOFIBRATE 101 62 52 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 73 52 19
DIOVAN HCT 100 79 54 51
IBUPROFEN 100 79 54 133
VYTORIN 98 89 56 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 85 57 67
SYNTHROID 92 92 58 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 46 59 112
SINGULAIR 87 45 60 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 23 R 60 135
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 60 118
PROAIR HFA 86 45 63 94
LYRICA 83 47 64 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 73 64 76
TRICOR 82 43 66 90
QUINAPRIL HCL 81 49 67 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 74 68 34
DILTIAZEM ER 78 47 69 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 68 70 111
GLIPIZIDE 75 62 71 103
TORSEMIDE 75 67 71 69
DIOVAN 75 56 71 25
GLYBURIDE 74 70 R 74 91
NIASPAN 73 32 75 44
CYMBALTA 71 36 76 142
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 58 76 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 32 78 124
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 42 79 95
AZITHROMYCIN 66 44 79 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 33 81 147
DEXILANT 60 56 82 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 29 83 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 32 84 35
KLOR-CON M10 58 42 84 87
LOVASTATIN 57 49 86 48
FAMOTIDINE 56 34 87 86
LORAZEPAM 55 52 88 157
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 29 R 88 157
LANTUS 55 21 88 157
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 45 91 130
LIPITOR 53 27 92 43
MECLIZINE HCL 53 42 92 131
RAMIPRIL 53 43 92 31
ZETIA 53 53 92 28
VERAPAMIL ER 52 38 96 80
GEMFIBROZIL 51 33 97 82
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 49 R 98 71
BENICAR HCT 50 38 98 104
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 Aug. 20, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.