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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1692

$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1692

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

9% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 564 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 9,084 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 703 412 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 689 529 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 636 408 3 5
LISINOPRIL 506 369 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 381 267 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 339 248 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 260 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 177 8 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 181 9 19
TRAMADOL HCL 263 85 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 204 11 10
GABAPENTIN 231 131 12 13
SPIRIVA 192 127 13 44
CARVEDILOL 182 124 14 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176 114 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 160 100 16 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 107 17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 90 18 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 108 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 76 20 11
RANITIDINE HCL 128 109 21 28
PREDNISONE 127 59 22 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 115 23 9
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 120 84 24 96
OXYCODONE HCL 116 85 S2 25 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 71 26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 111 76 27 43
LANTUS 110 81 28 57
VERAPAMIL ER 110 107 28 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 108 53 30 101
TRAZODONE HCL 103 49 31 33
CHLORTHALIDONE 103 81 31 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 63 33 52
PROAIR HFA 97 49 33 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 65 35 31
FENTANYL 96 59 S2 35 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 62 37 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 46 38 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 78 38 38
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 89 60 40 287
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 65 41 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 77 42 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 57 43 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 68 43 36
MELOXICAM 83 20 43 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 54 46 23
LOVASTATIN 80 66 47 37
TRIMETHOPRIM 75 73 48 283
KLOR-CON M20 72 50 49 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 43 50 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 59 R 51 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 40 51 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 30 51 84
CRESTOR 65 31 54 26
NEXIUM 65 19 54 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 64 56 29
ACTOS 64 45 56 117
MIRTAZAPINE 64 60 56 53
SYMBICORT 63 38 59 166
NOVOLOG 58 43 60 120
PLAVIX 58 45 60 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 13 62 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 33 63 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 20 R 63 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 36 65 39
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 41 66 87
METHOTREXATE 52 28 66 349
DIGOXIN 51 31 68 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 41 68 64
SINGULAIR 51 16 68 79
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 28 71 259
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 July 27, 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.