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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1692

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 1692

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

9% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,131 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579 318 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 457 235 2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 442 71 3 62
FUROSEMIDE 442 267 3 7
LISINOPRIL 371 192 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 137 S3 6 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 342 45 7 97
RISPERIDONE 330 61 8 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 314 37 R 9 188
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 121 10 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 228 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 215 11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 297 85 13 5
TRAZODONE HCL 292 24 14 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287 149 15 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269 194 16 4
SEROQUEL 260 42 17 130
LEVETIRACETAM 245 74 18 107
GABAPENTIN 235 100 19 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 80 20 23
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 195 0 21 333
METFORMIN HCL 184 93 22 8
TOPIRAMATE 180 24 23 164
CLONIDINE HCL 178 55 24 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 89 25 9
RANITIDINE HCL 168 59 26 28
MIRTAZAPINE 161 79 27 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 79 28 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 156 19 29 212
TRAMADOL HCL 151 51 30 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 68 31 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 76 32 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 89 33 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 125 34 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 14 35 52
HALOPERIDOL 124 61 36 165
CARVEDILOL 120 61 37 24
OLANZAPINE 118 49 38 145
CLOZAPINE 117 0 39 288
SUBOXONE 107 0 40 236
HYDROXYZINE HCL 101 12 R 41 182
GLIPIZIDE 100 45 42 47
PROAIR HFA 100 27 42 40
NEXIUM 98 21 44 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 30 45 146
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 33 45 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 33 R 47 54
LAMOTRIGINE 92 0 48 191
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 26 49 61
SERTRALINE HCL 88 46 50 22
IBUPROFEN 88 0 50 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 15 52 45
FAMOTIDINE 84 41 53 86
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 0 54 399
CARISOPRODOL 80 18 R 55 137
ALLOPURINOL 78 60 56 30
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 64 57 87
DIOVAN 77 56 57 42
CYMBALTA 76 12 59 51
NOVOLOG 76 60 59 120
PLAVIX 73 42 61 66
CLOPIDOGREL 72 52 62 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 0 62 207
LANTUS 70 54 64 57
SINGULAIR 70 0 64 79
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 15 64 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 27 64 76
AZITHROMYCIN 67 22 68 34
ABILIFY 66 0 69 194
PREDNISONE 65 44 70 35
MUPIROCIN 64 43 71 167
ALPRAZOLAM 64 22 71 188
PAROXETINE HCL 64 12 71 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 15 S2 74 70
LITHIUM CARBONATE 60 0 75 308
ACTOS 60 43 75 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 36 75 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 15 78 109
LIDODERM 58 32 79 138
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 0 80 434
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 37 80 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 13 R 80 81
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 25 83 220
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55 0 R 83 211
LEVOXYL 55 0 83 170
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 0 83 84
EXELON 55 55 83 187
NAPROXEN 53 25 88 91
AMOXICILLIN 52 19 89 95
VALPROIC ACID 51 12 90 220
CELEBREX 51 43 90 103
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. 3, 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.