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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 1692

$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1692

222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

18% of this provider’s 222 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 222 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 9,906 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
FUROSEMIDE 375 316 1 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355 304 2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 261 3 4
LISINOPRIL 260 227 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 224 S3 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 250 212 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245 197 7 3
RANITIDINE HCL 238 186 8 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 217 9 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 173 10 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 160 11 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 134 S2 11 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177 164 13 20
NAMENDA 173 173 14 50
OMEPRAZOLE 158 149 15 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 157 98 16 97
LEVEMIR 155 149 17 184
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 139 18 14
JANTOVEN 146 126 19 139
GABAPENTIN 142 97 20 13
TRAZODONE HCL 140 112 21 33
RISPERIDONE 136 122 22 77
MIRTAZAPINE 132 132 23 53
PLAVIX 127 117 24 66
NOVOLOG 122 105 25 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 95 26 62
SERTRALINE HCL 118 76 27 22
METFORMIN HCL 109 57 28 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 106 28 64
LYRICA 106 90 30 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 90 31 9
TRAVATAN Z 103 79 32 271
TRAMADOL HCL 94 57 33 16
HALOPERIDOL 91 70 34 165
SEROQUEL 90 78 35 130
BACLOFEN 88 30 36 115
LACTULOSE 86 68 37 104
ATENOLOL 86 74 37 15
LANTUS 86 33 37 57
CARVEDILOL 86 81 37 24
NOVOLIN R 82 44 41 197
OLANZAPINE 80 44 42 145
CLOPIDOGREL 79 68 43 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 57 44 31
PREDNISONE 78 73 44 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 73 46 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 77 73 46 268
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 26 48 127
ABILIFY 71 42 49 194
DIGOXIN 71 47 49 85
LATANOPROST 69 59 51 222
LEXAPRO 67 67 52 240
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 59 52 146
ALLOPURINOL 66 63 54 30
FENTANYL 65 51 S2 55 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 58 55 136
PAROXETINE HCL 64 43 57 60
ZETIA 64 59 57 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 63 59 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 50 59 11
GEMFIBROZIL 61 60 61 98
LEVETIRACETAM 61 20 61 107
CYMBALTA 60 49 63 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 45 64 84
FAMOTIDINE 57 57 65 86
LABETALOL HCL 56 54 66 207
DIOVAN 53 50 67 42
NEXIUM 52 48 68 25
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 50 44 69 348
GENERLAC 50 48 69 248
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 23, 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.