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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1171

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1171

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

14% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,485 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
LISINOPRIL 1,043 895 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 918 694 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 741 617 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671 582 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 529 340 S3 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 419 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 491 366 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 457 316 8 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 437 428 9 24
SERTRALINE HCL 371 310 10 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 370 323 11 54
GABAPENTIN 358 264 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 270 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 316 229 14 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304 238 15 10
EXELON 300 276 16 164
NAMENDA 280 280 17 42
MIRTAZAPINE 280 260 17 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 219 19 9
TRAZODONE HCL 246 199 20 37
RANITIDINE HCL 232 176 21 38
ATENOLOL 222 197 22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 186 23 17
KLOR-CON M20 214 160 23 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 197 25 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 211 189 26 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201 168 27 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 171 28 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 172 28 22
GLIPIZIDE 196 163 30 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177 138 31 106
PREDNISONE 165 135 32 39
LANTUS 164 113 33 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163 132 34 72
ALLOPURINOL 163 124 34 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 109 36 28
RISPERIDONE 154 48 36 77
FENTANYL 150 135 S2 38 89
CARVEDILOL 146 97 39 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 107 40 19
LEVETIRACETAM 138 103 41 84
SEROQUEL 136 117 42 120
CLOPIDOGREL 135 108 43 35
FENOFIBRATE 131 100 44 81
NAPROXEN 128 87 45 95
FAMOTIDINE 125 99 46 75
SPIRIVA 124 105 47 57
DIOVAN 121 116 48 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 102 49 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 97 50 69
NOVOLIN R 116 102 51 155
LACTULOSE 115 56 52 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 96 53 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 89 54 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 87 55 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 94 56 107
PROAIR HFA 101 87 57 49
BACLOFEN 99 42 58 110
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 99 58 58
PLAVIX 97 80 60 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 65 S2 61 59
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 70 61 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94 75 63 135
HUMULIN R 94 46 63 226
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 69 65 90
DIGOXIN 91 84 65 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 48 67 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 59 68 137
CYMBALTA 89 68 68 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 69 70 13
CLONIDINE HCL 86 49 71 45
OLANZAPINE 84 40 72 153
PAROXETINE HCL 82 57 73 62
CRESTOR 82 71 73 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 79 76 75 86
MELOXICAM 79 63 75 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 68 77 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 71 77 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 47 R 77 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 72 80 105
FINASTERIDE 73 67 81 88
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73 62 81 303
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 63 81 129
LATANOPROST 71 59 84 188
LIDODERM 69 66 85 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 33 85 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 56 87 171
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63 58 88 302
CEPHALEXIN 62 49 89 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 48 90 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 56 90 119
HALOPERIDOL 61 60 90 176
TRAVATAN Z 60 58 93 223
NEXIUM 60 54 93 25
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 54 95 247
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 58 46 96 430
ACARBOSE 58 45 96 327
AZITHROMYCIN 58 36 96 43
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 23 99 193
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 42 100 109
ENULOSE 55 19 100 380
MECLIZINE HCL 53 39 102 115
OXYCODONE HCL 53 31 S2 102 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 47 102 137
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 102 172
ZETIA 51 51 106 63
LEXAPRO 51 45 106 222
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 48 108 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 26 108 134
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 March 25, 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.