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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1692

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1692

1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 1,081 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,648 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,142 581 S3 1 6
GABAPENTIN 1,646 497 2 13
LISINOPRIL 1,593 692 3 2
ATENOLOL 1,529 541 10 4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,497 572 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,234 599 6 12
METFORMIN HCL 1,018 367 7 8
NEXIUM 953 308 8 25
AZITHROMYCIN 892 308 10 9 34
IBUPROFEN 874 303 10 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 840 330 11 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 782 410 12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627 262 13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 520 200 14 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 517 219 15 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 514 141 16 21
FUROSEMIDE 494 250 17 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 468 232 18 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 458 227 19 20
AMOXICILLIN 441 154 20 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434 219 21 3
RANITIDINE HCL 424 184 22 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382 137 23 9
GEMFIBROZIL 371 178 24 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 369 159 25 75
VERAPAMIL ER 362 181 26 90
SERTRALINE HCL 360 163 27 22
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 359 151 10 28 274
GLIPIZIDE ER 356 200 29 87
GLIPIZIDE XL 344 139 30 131
JANUVIA 339 168 31 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 337 124 R 32 58
SUCRALFATE 328 120 33 172
SINGULAIR 316 80 34 79
NAPROXEN 307 118 35 91
ALLOPURINOL 288 127 36 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 280 12 R 37 54
MELOXICAM 278 117 38 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 97 39 11
SYNTHROID 270 131 40 59
CLOPIDOGREL 264 115 41 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 264 122 41 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 260 171 43 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 247 46 44 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 224 81 45 161
PREDNISONE 214 57 46 35
MECLIZINE HCL 209 101 47 124
PROAIR HFA 209 67 47 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 208 122 49 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 93 50 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 202 79 51 113
CYMBALTA 202 65 51 51
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 197 76 53 210
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 60 53 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 123 55 18
INSULIN SYRINGE 192 61 55 93
ETODOLAC 192 46 55 223
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188 53 58 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 187 85 59 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 187 134 59 55
BUMETANIDE 186 96 61 125
MIRTAZAPINE 180 50 62 53
PAROXETINE HCL 175 42 63 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 173 76 64 115
METHOCARBAMOL 173 45 R 64 179
PLAVIX 167 79 66 66
GLIPIZIDE 164 92 67 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 47 68 74
CARVEDILOL 159 74 69 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 154 89 70 134
TRAZODONE HCL 153 56 71 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151 81 72 71
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 150 61 73 358
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149 114 74 83
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 149 73 R 74 157
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 149 45 74 146
PROMETHAZINE HCL 146 34 R 77 81
BACLOFEN 143 48 78 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 139 93 79 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 42 80 52
NITROSTAT 123 53 81 225
DOXEPIN HCL 121 52 82 204
LANTUS 121 33 82 57
SIMVASTATIN 121 28 82 1
CEPHALEXIN 118 62 85 89
SPIRIVA 117 39 86 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 35 87 45
FINASTERIDE 114 72 88 99
LYRICA 113 26 89 111
CARISOPRODOL 110 19 R 90 137
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 108 54 91 220
TRICOR 106 26 92 112
FLUCONAZOLE 104 15 93 175
ZETIA 103 37 94 68
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 101 0 R 95 350
CILOSTAZOL 98 67 96 232
GLYBURIDE 98 63 R 96 82
RAMIPRIL 95 37 98 108
NAPROXEN SODIUM 93 12 99 266
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 91 16 R 100 211
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 30 101 101
CIMETIDINE 89 31 102 391
VYTORIN 87 23 103 181
CELEBREX 87 29 103 103
ZAFIRLUKAST 83 24 105 396
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 41 106 147
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 60 107 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 77 108 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 30 109 199
CLONIDINE HCL 77 0 110 46
DEXILANT 76 25 111 196
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 26 111 76
DETROL LA 76 23 111 263
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75 0 114 84
ACYCLOVIR 75 21 114 411
HUMULIN N 74 41 116 341
VENTOLIN HFA 71 38 117 151
METAPROTERENOL SULFATE 71 42 10 117 414
NYSTATIN 69 16 119 150
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 43 120 118
ALPRAZOLAM 67 20 121 188
CRESTOR 66 30 122 26
FEXOFENADINE HCL 66 22 122 316
BUTALBITAL COMPOUND-CODEINE 66 32 S3 R 10 122 314
MINOCYCLINE HCL 64 21 125 420
DIGOXIN 62 23 126 85
DIPYRIDAMOLE 62 42 R 126 370
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 21 128 19
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 44 129 109
AVODART 58 14 130 173
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 42 130 17
NABUMETONE 58 17 130 158
LOVAZA 56 15 133 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 17 134 64
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 55 34 R 134 436
DEXAMETHASONE 54 19 136 312
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 22 S3 137 142
LOVASTATIN 52 23 138 37
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52 44 138 331
ONGLYZA 51 28 140 213
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 25 R 140 182
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 Dec. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.