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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1171

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1171

416 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 416 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 416 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 16,441 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 844 700 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 707 580 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 529 480 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 514 458 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513 399 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 367 6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 302 S3 7 8
LANTUS 371 269 8 46
RANITIDINE HCL 360 313 9 38
OMEPRAZOLE 333 238 10 5
GABAPENTIN 321 239 11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310 259 12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 306 276 13 50
METFORMIN HCL 298 234 14 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 275 275 15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268 198 16 11
NAMENDA 250 250 17 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 202 18 19
RISPERIDONE 242 113 19 77
LOVASTATIN 228 196 20 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 165 21 22
ATENOLOL 193 168 22 15
OLANZAPINE 168 90 23 153
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 148 24 10
SERTRALINE HCL 163 134 25 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 124 26 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 153 27 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 112 28 60
CARVEDILOL 152 142 29 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 112 30 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 99 31 13
DIOVAN 138 112 32 32
TRAZODONE HCL 137 108 33 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 130 34 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 130 106 35 52
FENTANYL 128 106 S2 36 89
NIASPAN 128 88 36 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 70 38 30
EXELON 126 126 39 164
GLIPIZIDE 124 97 40 47
SPIRIVA 124 98 40 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 120 107 42 102
CLOPIDOGREL 120 109 42 35
PAROXETINE HCL 119 89 44 62
CLONIDINE HCL 116 80 45 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115 72 S3 46 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 109 47 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110 75 48 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 105 49 54
LACTULOSE 107 87 49 108
OXYCODONE HCL 102 43 S2 51 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 81 51 72
PREDNISONE 102 83 51 39
NOVOLOG 101 60 54 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 85 55 9
NYSTATIN 99 62 56 128
MORPHINE SULFATE 96 88 S2 57 257
ALLOPURINOL 95 94 58 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 93 59 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 90 45 60 220
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 63 S2 61 99
PLAVIX 89 79 61 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 61 61 26
LEVETIRACETAM 89 35 61 84
KLOR-CON M20 88 81 65 41
MELOXICAM 88 75 65 56
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 85 74 67 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 68 68 106
ABILIFY 83 43 69 175
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 65 70 53
CYMBALTA 78 65 71 64
FAMOTIDINE 78 78 71 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 77 11 R 73 162
BACLOFEN 76 43 74 110
FINASTERIDE 75 53 75 88
HUMALOG 75 49 75 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 60 77 61
AZITHROMYCIN 73 55 78 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 57 78 44
CELEBREX 73 73 78 100
FENOFIBRATE 72 37 81 81
ACTONEL 72 58 81 212
TRAMADOL HCL 71 57 83 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 40 S2 84 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 65 84 141
SINGULAIR 67 55 86 78
PROAIR HFA 65 36 87 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 87 107
LIDODERM 65 41 87 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 54 90 109
KETOCONAZOLE 61 36 90 217
JANUVIA 60 54 92 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 52 93 29
JANTOVEN 55 48 94 147
TOPIRAMATE 55 30 94 196
LAMOTRIGINE 55 28 94 216
NEXIUM 55 23 94 25
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 45 94 142
ACTOS 55 48 94 123
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 22 100 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 54 100 133
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53 15 102 307
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 53 49 102 312
ENULOSE 52 47 104 380
CLOZAPINE 52 37 104 308
IBUPROFEN 52 22 104 80
CRESTOR 51 51 107 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 48 107 137
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 June 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.