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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 1692

$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 226 out of 1692

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

3% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,951 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
OMEPRAZOLE 588 444 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 551 423 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 395 265 S3 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 308 208 4 7
LISINOPRIL 291 247 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 245 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286 249 7 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 183 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 219 123 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 217 182 10 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 133 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 165 12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 188 13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 155 14 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 168 151 15 61
GABAPENTIN 159 101 16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 115 17 12
ATENOLOL 156 134 18 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 88 R 19 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 118 20 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 136 88 21 49
NEXIUM 131 91 22 25
SERTRALINE HCL 129 75 23 22
LOVASTATIN 129 103 23 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 99 25 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 82 26 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 102 27 18
MELOXICAM 95 46 28 41
ALLOPURINOL 95 88 28 30
FENOFIBRATE 93 76 30 63
PAROXETINE HCL 90 60 31 60
VERAPAMIL ER 88 87 32 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 77 33 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 74 34 32
PROAIR HFA 81 50 35 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 37 R 35 54
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 79 69 37 156
SYNTHROID 77 71 38 59
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 67 R 39 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 47 40 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 34 R 41 81
CELEBREX 69 69 42 103
AZITHROMYCIN 69 44 42 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 44 29
IBUPROFEN 66 50 45 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 46 46 52
MECLIZINE HCL 64 32 46 124
ZETIA 64 36 46 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 40 49 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 42 50 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 55 50 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 46 52 74
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 57 53 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 0 54 122
CLONIDINE HCL 56 35 54 46
NABUMETONE 54 42 56 158
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 0 57 127
NAMENDA 51 51 58 50
GLYBURIDE 51 40 R 58 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 37 60 152
ACTOS 50 47 60 117
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 10, 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.