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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 1692

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1692

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 752 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 752 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 13,012 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 774 721 1 14
FUROSEMIDE 569 542 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 550 521 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504 462 4 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480 420 S3 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 399 354 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 376 318 7 5
LISINOPRIL 352 324 8 2
SERTRALINE HCL 319 294 9 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 292 10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276 263 11 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 244 12 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 203 13 29
NAMENDA 210 206 14 50
GABAPENTIN 207 192 15 13
MIRTAZAPINE 186 186 16 53
TRAMADOL HCL 179 168 17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 163 18 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168 167 19 62
FENTANYL 159 157 S2 20 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 136 21 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 126 22 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 145 23 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 119 24 12
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118 118 25 96
METFORMIN HCL 107 94 26 8
CARVEDILOL 104 93 27 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 97 28 39
GLIPIZIDE 99 84 28 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 97 30 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 91 31 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 78 32 17
RISPERIDONE 85 72 33 77
KLOR-CON M20 85 85 33 48
MELOXICAM 85 60 33 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 57 R 36 81
KLOR-CON M10 79 78 37 106
SEROQUEL 77 70 38 130
DIOVAN 76 76 39 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 73 40 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75 40 31
ALLOPURINOL 74 72 42 30
NOVOLOG 71 71 43 120
CLOPIDOGREL 70 65 44 43
CEPHALEXIN 70 63 44 89
LANTUS 69 68 46 57
NEXIUM 66 44 47 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 66 47 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 54 49 27
TRAZODONE HCL 64 56 50 33
ATENOLOL 63 54 51 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 58 52 45
SPIRIVA 60 57 52 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 50 54 65
PREDNISONE 57 54 55 35
ZETIA 55 38 56 68
CLONIDINE HCL 54 47 57 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 34 58 97
RANITIDINE HCL 53 43 58 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 49 R 58 58
CYMBALTA 52 41 61 51
SYNTHROID 51 35 62 59
PLAVIX 51 48 62 66
DIGOXIN 50 50 64 85
VIMPAT 50 0 64 460
LACTULOSE 50 50 64 104
FAMOTIDINE 50 48 64 86
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 Oct. 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.