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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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75,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1171

$3.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1171

1,794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,794 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,794 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 63,482 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 3,956 3,586 10 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 2,876 2,431 10 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,426 2,159 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,391 2,119 S3 4 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,934 1,693 5 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,541 1,505 6 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,505 1,284 7 22
LISINOPRIL 1,488 1,235 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,387 1,215 9 11
MIRTAZAPINE 1,342 1,253 10 50
LANTUS 1,082 891 10 11 46
RISPERIDONE 1,059 940 12 77
SIMVASTATIN 1,058 833 13 1
GABAPENTIN 1,034 798 14 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 996 691 15 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 934 846 16 2
KLOR-CON M20 909 792 10 17 41
NAMENDA 907 881 18 42
NOVOLOG 896 717 10 19 94
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 887 791 20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 824 687 21 23
NYSTATIN 782 720 10 22 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 763 634 23 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 732 557 10 24 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 716 563 25 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 673 578 26 53
CARVEDILOL 655 585 27 20
RANITIDINE HCL 650 542 28 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 628 553 29 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 579 525 30 69
TRAZODONE HCL 577 415 31 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 569 512 32 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 550 469 33 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 547 509 34 44
LACTULOSE 546 434 35 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 515 486 36 17
AZITHROMYCIN 513 450 37 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 510 419 38 130
GLIPIZIDE 474 455 39 47
CLOPIDOGREL 474 439 39 35
TRAMADOL HCL 470 421 41 18
PREDNISONE 470 382 41 39
ATENOLOL 458 421 43 15
METFORMIN HCL 447 345 44 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 434 381 45 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 433 383 46 105
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 400 344 47 137
DIOVAN 398 350 48 32
LEVETIRACETAM 362 168 49 84
CYMBALTA 360 279 50 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 286 51 21
DIGOXIN 342 338 52 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 341 300 53 61
ALLOPURINOL 337 310 54 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 336 235 55 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 336 288 R 55 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 323 254 57 135
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 322 284 58 170
CEFTRIAXONE 304 277 10 59 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 295 259 60 101
KLOR-CON M10 294 256 61 125
LIDOCAINE HCL 292 250 10 62 288
FLUOXETINE HCL 289 172 63 76
AVELOX 287 257 10 64 209
SEROQUEL 278 189 65 120
ABILIFY 277 153 66 175
NYSTOP 275 251 67 215
OLANZAPINE 274 170 68 153
PLAVIX 274 247 68 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 264 226 70 109
MELOXICAM 258 224 71 56
FLUCONAZOLE 256 212 72 195
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245 239 73 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 230 74 9
CLONIDINE HCL 244 187 74 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 239 109 76 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238 227 77 13
CEFUROXIME 232 214 78 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 231 217 79 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 189 80 10
SPIRIVA 225 202 81 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 224 166 82 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220 165 83 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 220 187 83 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 210 178 85 210
LEVEMIR 208 114 86 167
BACLOFEN 204 139 87 110
CEPHALEXIN 201 179 88 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 166 88 33
LAMOTRIGINE 198 63 90 216
PAROXETINE HCL 197 174 91 62
FINASTERIDE 190 165 92 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190 161 92 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 188 133 R 94 67
FAMOTIDINE 185 140 95 75
DILANTIN 184 106 96 316
HYDROXYZINE HCL 175 154 R 97 168
INSULIN SYRINGE 174 166 98 71
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 168 140 99 303
EXELON 166 159 100 164
PHENYTOIN 161 117 10 101 256
TRAVATAN Z 161 153 101 223
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 159 88 103 220
OXYCODONE HCL 156 79 S2 104 79
VALPROIC ACID 152 65 105 245
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 152 129 105 172
RISPERDAL CONSTA 150 126 107 329
NEXIUM 150 141 107 25
HALOPERIDOL 150 93 107 176
LEXAPRO 148 136 110 222
CARBAMAZEPINE 140 77 111 193
LATANOPROST 138 130 112 188
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 135 63 R 113 162
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134 117 114 133
TAMIFLU 131 118 115 276
VOLTAREN 129 114 116 200
FENTANYL 128 81 S2 117 89
HYDROCORTISONE 127 96 118 290
KETOCONAZOLE 125 112 119 217
BUMETANIDE 124 102 120 93
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 122 122 121 261
AMOXICILLIN 121 96 122 111
SUCRALFATE 121 101 122 182
METOLAZONE 120 115 124 206
MEGESTROL ACETATE 118 107 R 125 185
VANCOMYCIN HCL 118 63 125 308
AGGRENOX 115 113 127 148
SANTYL 114 80 128 173
SINGULAIR 114 84 128 78
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 113 91 130 142
IBUPROFEN 113 89 130 80
LYRICA 112 92 132 127
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 102 132 150
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 108 106 134 213
ONDANSETRON HCL 107 85 135 279
PROPRANOLOL HCL 106 88 136 134
DILTIAZEM HCL 104 97 137 247
NITROFURANTOIN 103 94 138 287
LIDODERM 101 97 139 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 86 S2 139 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 99 71 141 307
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 99 81 R 141 259
COMBIVENT 97 28 143 152
TIMOLOL MALEATE 96 96 144 302
NITROSTAT 95 88 145 180
VENLAFAXINE HCL 95 78 145 300
LOPERAMIDE 94 87 147 262
LOVASTATIN 94 47 147 36
BUDESONIDE 92 83 149 349
AMIODARONE HCL 90 76 150 192
FENOFIBRATE 88 58 151 81
SODIUM CHLORIDE 88 75 151 265
MECLIZINE HCL 88 74 151 115
METRONIDAZOLE 86 74 154 294
METHIMAZOLE 85 85 155 228
POLYMYXIN B SUL-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 72 156 389
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 58 S2 156 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83 158 73
CARAFATE 83 79 158 283
TRANSDERM-SCOP 82 40 160 337
MUPIROCIN 82 76 160 231
GEMFIBROZIL 81 54 162 117
BUPROPION HCL 80 73 163 342
CLOZAPINE 78 0 164 308
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 74 55 165 361
ENABLEX 73 72 166 399
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 73 73 166 257
LITHIUM CARBONATE 72 30 168 304
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 71 169 34
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 71 61 169 401
TRIMETHOPRIM 70 52 171 297
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 54 171 70
CEFEPIME HCL 69 56 10 173 405
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 57 173 174
PRADAXA 69 69 173 248
VESICARE 67 59 176 203
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 61 S2 177 146
PATANOL 66 61 177 254
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 177 143
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66 54 177 157
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 65 48 181 417
FAZACLO 63 26 182 419
METHOTREXATE 63 63 182 251
VENTOLIN HFA 62 46 184 177
CHOLESTYRAMINE 62 60 184 369
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 58 184 26
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 54 187 267
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 45 188 171
PREVACID 60 47 188 317
LABETALOL HCL 60 46 188 179
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 41 191 145
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 50 192 149
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 45 192 52
VERAPAMIL ER 58 57 192 91
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 58 192 430
PRIMIDONE 57 57 196 320
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57 57 196 320
PILOCARPINE HCL 57 57 196 433
NOVOLIN R 56 47 199 155
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 50 R 200 74
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55 44 200 298
CELEBREX 54 46 202 100
GLYCOPYRROLATE 53 21 203 448
TOPIRAMATE 52 34 204 196
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 52 41 204 227
DILTIAZEM ER 52 52 204 221
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 52 49 204 350
PRISTIQ ER 51 45 208 457
CRESTOR 51 46 208 27
JANUVIA 51 46 208 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 51 208 242
DIOVAN HCT 50 31 212 65
GLUCAGEN 50 33 212 272
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. 26, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.