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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1692

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1692

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 771 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 771 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 17,596 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 763 673 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 739 698 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 735 693 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 650 545 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 650 592 S3 4 6
LISINOPRIL 572 518 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525 446 7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 465 441 8 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 443 403 9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441 399 10 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 405 377 11 21
SERTRALINE HCL 388 352 12 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349 310 13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 282 14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 312 293 15 28
OMEPRAZOLE 300 243 16 5
GABAPENTIN 278 218 17 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 274 272 18 97
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241 212 19 12
METFORMIN HCL 240 190 20 8
NAMENDA 209 197 21 50
CARVEDILOL 205 190 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 175 23 11
MIRTAZAPINE 199 187 23 53
CLOPIDOGREL 187 172 25 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 170 26 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 145 27 39
ATENOLOL 170 155 28 15
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 159 141 29 149
TRAMADOL HCL 157 144 30 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 149 139 31 49
MELOXICAM 119 110 32 41
KLOR-CON M10 119 112 32 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 114 34 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 94 35 27
TRAZODONE HCL 112 108 35 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 110 37 110
CLONIDINE HCL 110 96 38 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 76 39 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 40 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102 87 41 169
RISPERIDONE 99 80 42 77
LOVASTATIN 98 92 43 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 59 44 45
CEPHALEXIN 95 92 44 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 93 46 71
CYMBALTA 92 77 47 51
PLAVIX 92 86 47 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 59 49 52
LACTULOSE 89 65 50 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 73 51 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79 66 52 190
PREDNISONE 79 74 52 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 43 54 115
GLIPIZIDE 77 46 55 47
OLANZAPINE 76 76 56 145
EVISTA 76 76 56 140
FENTANYL 75 73 S2 58 88
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 57 58 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 72 60 62
NEXIUM 72 49 61 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 66 62 113
ALLOPURINOL 68 61 62 30
OXYCONTIN 67 54 S2 64 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 21 64 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 55 64 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 55 67 32
SOTALOL 66 62 67 418
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 55 R 69 81
BACLOFEN 62 15 70 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 47 70 76
KLOR-CON M20 60 57 72 48
SPIRIVA 60 60 72 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 57 74 67
SINGULAIR 57 50 75 79
PRIMIDONE 56 55 76 282
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 36 76 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 40 76 162
DIGOXIN 55 48 79 85
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 47 79 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 44 81 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 49 81 38
LIPITOR 53 46 83 119
DIOVAN 53 53 83 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 47 85 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 50 85 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 52 85 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 39 88 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 46 88 161
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 38 R 90 182
AZITHROMYCIN 50 42 90 34
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. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.