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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 299

$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 299

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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this specialty
in Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,304 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 383 289 1 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 289 219 2 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 192 3 18
FUROSEMIDE 230 181 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 209 179 5 3
PREDNISONE 188 130 6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161 143 7 4
LISINOPRIL 152 137 8 5
SPIRIVA 151 134 9 61
KLOR-CON M20 111 97 10 73
PROAIR HFA 104 76 11 89
OMEPRAZOLE 100 81 12 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 85 66 13 8
ALLOPURINOL 74 74 14 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 55 14 149
CLONIDINE HCL 72 59 16 70
LEVETIRACETAM 70 70 17 48
DIOVAN HCT 66 48 18 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 47 19 12
CARVEDILOL 62 58 19 6
METFORMIN HCL 59 55 21 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58 52 22 11
TRIBENZOR 58 54 22 321
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 41 24 32
ACTOS 53 41 25 187
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.