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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1692

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1692

883 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

11% of this provider’s 883 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 883 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 16,672 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,351 730 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,021 723 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 900 507 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 894 614 4 4
LISINOPRIL 676 366 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431 268 6 20
SIMVASTATIN 421 164 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405 214 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 290 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 384 346 10 29
METFORMIN HCL 374 182 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 373 205 12 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 355 253 13 65
GABAPENTIN 345 179 14 13
PROPRANOLOL HCL 333 157 15 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312 180 16 39
NAPROXEN 311 149 17 91
NEXIUM 305 142 18 25
GLIPIZIDE 290 146 19 47
PAROXETINE HCL 277 166 20 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 273 156 21 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267 111 22 12
ATENOLOL 264 146 23 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 189 24 31
IBUPROFEN 257 100 25 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 88 26 19
CYMBALTA 247 159 27 51
SPIRIVA 246 150 28 44
NAMENDA 230 202 29 50
LACTULOSE 226 127 30 104
RANITIDINE HCL 224 112 31 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 218 82 R 32 58
CLOPIDOGREL 213 156 33 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 114 34 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 195 103 35 45
CARVEDILOL 187 140 36 24
KLOR-CON M20 186 135 37 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185 130 38 62
ALLOPURINOL 182 127 39 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 142 40 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 127 41 9
GEMFIBROZIL 173 50 42 98
CLONIDINE HCL 171 58 43 46
LANTUS 171 82 43 57
TRAZODONE HCL 165 92 45 33
SERTRALINE HCL 163 124 46 22
PLAVIX 159 99 47 66
PROAIR HFA 155 73 48 40
FENTANYL 155 104 S2 48 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 94 50 21
TRICOR 150 12 51 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 149 106 52 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 96 53 146
PREDNISONE 141 97 54 35
VOLTAREN 138 80 55 238
MELOXICAM 134 65 56 41
SINGULAIR 130 71 57 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 73 57 36
NIASPAN 130 17 57 123
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 64 S2 60 94
AZELASTINE HCL 122 70 61 272
TERAZOSIN HCL 118 70 62 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117 108 63 110
CELEBREX 116 77 64 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 68 64 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 57 66 74
NOVOLOG 113 81 67 120
LOVASTATIN 113 63 67 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 74 R 69 81
TRAMADOL HCL 110 91 70 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 64 70 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 65 72 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 67 73 97
MECLIZINE HCL 104 77 74 124
HYDROXYZINE HCL 103 87 R 75 182
FAMOTIDINE 102 44 76 86
BACLOFEN 102 27 76 115
SEROQUEL 100 79 78 130
MIRTAZAPINE 98 96 79 53
NASONEX 97 61 80 245
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 37 81 93
OLANZAPINE 92 72 82 145
RISPERIDONE 92 46 82 77
ABILIFY 92 36 82 194
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 68 85 100
AZITHROMYCIN 87 55 86 34
LEVETIRACETAM 87 54 86 107
CEPHALEXIN 86 56 88 89
DIOVAN HCT 84 73 89 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 54 90 199
JANUVIA 83 34 90 72
PRIMIDONE 82 45 92 282
HALOPERIDOL 82 62 92 165
LEVEMIR 82 62 92 184
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 81 48 95 156
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 56 S2 96 70
LIDOCAINE HCL 77 66 97 262
ENDOCET 74 33 S2 98 132
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74 44 98 269
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 51 98 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 56 101 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 52 101 84
DIOVAN 71 43 101 42
BUPROPION XL 70 27 104 235
DIGOXIN 70 53 104 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 40 106 27
CEFTRIAXONE 69 61 106 253
NABUMETONE 68 35 108 158
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67 48 R 109 211
LYRICA 66 29 110 111
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 47 111 161
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 47 111 75
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 32 113 249
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 26 114 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 45 115 96
AGGRENOX 60 35 115 193
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 31 117 162
METHIMAZOLE 59 55 117 314
AVODART 58 38 119 173
NOVOLIN R 58 42 119 197
COMBIVENT 58 17 119 141
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 47 122 171
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 17 122 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 33 122 133
MOMETASONE FUROATE 56 31 125 364
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 56 42 S3 125 434
NITROSTAT 55 29 127 225
VERAPAMIL ER 55 37 127 90
PERMETHRIN 53 49 129 299
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 43 130 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 24 131 38
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 May 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.