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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1692

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1692

945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

4% of this provider’s 945 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 945 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 17,662 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

23 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
LISINOPRIL 1,128 924 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 946 808 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 797 655 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 676 543 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 609 465 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608 460 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513 465 7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466 399 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444 351 9 10
LOVASTATIN 417 361 10 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382 342 11 17
ATENOLOL 348 304 12 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 288 13 11
ALLOPURINOL 320 273 14 30
GABAPENTIN 305 229 15 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 221 S3 16 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292 263 17 18
TRAMADOL HCL 272 211 18 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 230 19 14
CARVEDILOL 243 221 20 24
SERTRALINE HCL 241 210 21 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 193 22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 173 23 32
RANITIDINE HCL 213 186 24 28
NEXIUM 204 123 25 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200 176 26 12
KLOR-CON M20 193 149 27 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189 155 28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 187 166 29 29
GLYBURIDE 181 174 R 30 82
TRAZODONE HCL 160 118 31 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 118 R 32 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 112 33 27
FENOFIBRATE 143 129 34 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 134 35 55
AZITHROMYCIN 135 105 36 34
CLONIDINE HCL 133 93 37 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 113 38 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 109 39 69
NAMENDA 131 115 39 50
PREDNISONE 128 107 41 35
LANTUS 125 103 42 57
KLOR-CON M10 116 91 43 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 89 44 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 109 89 45 114
SPIRIVA 106 93 46 44
PROAIR HFA 105 64 47 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 70 47 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 97 47 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 59 50 67
MELOXICAM 101 74 50 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 53 52 102
GLIPIZIDE 98 72 53 47
DIGOXIN 96 93 54 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 88 55 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 76 56 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91 68 57 75
CLOPIDOGREL 90 69 58 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 55 59 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 62 60 76
RAMIPRIL 87 73 60 108
RISPERIDONE 86 84 62 77
MIRTAZAPINE 85 83 63 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 65 64 105
LOVAZA 80 48 65 176
AGGRENOX 79 79 66 193
PAROXETINE HCL 79 60 66 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 67 68 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 61 69 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 35 69 52
NOVOLOG 71 69 71 120
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70 45 72 169
PLAVIX 70 57 72 66
DIOVAN 69 60 74 42
CRESTOR 68 57 75 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 47 76 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 50 77 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 54 78 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 59 79 96
VERAPAMIL ER 60 54 80 90
LACTULOSE 60 47 80 104
FAMOTIDINE 59 47 82 86
TRICOR 59 58 82 112
CYMBALTA 58 28 84 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 46 85 134
PEN NEEDLE 55 35 86 168
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 32 86 109
DETROL LA 54 49 88 263
LIPITOR 54 54 88 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 43 88 100
OXYCODONE HCL 54 14 S2 88 56
AMOXICILLIN 53 40 92 95
DILTIAZEM ER 53 29 92 174
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 36 R 94 54
KLOR-CON 10 52 47 94 159
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 36 96 199
VENTOLIN HFA 51 20 96 151
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 49 98 71
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. 12, 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.