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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 548 out of 1692

$277K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 638 out of 1692

274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 274 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 274 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 2,419 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 337 182 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276 122 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 213 88 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 163 62 4 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 67 5 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 42 R 6 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 33 S3 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 141 66 8 1
TRAMADOL HCL 140 23 9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 138 59 10 5
NEXIUM 136 33 11 25
PROAIR HFA 122 67 12 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 61 13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 48 14 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105 62 15 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 52 S2 16 70
SERTRALINE HCL 95 35 17 22
GABAPENTIN 90 28 18 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 44 19 45
ATENOLOL 72 38 20 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 40 21 75
LANTUS 65 17 22 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 52 23 14
TRAZODONE HCL 60 15 24 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 31 24 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 37 26 12
GLIPIZIDE 57 20 26 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 32 28 17
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 Nov. 5, 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.