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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1692

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1692

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 302 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 16,380 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 712 690 1 29
SIMVASTATIN 579 456 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 568 488 3 7
LISINOPRIL 493 436 4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 472 394 5 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 455 372 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443 400 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436 360 8 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 397 313 9 64
TRAMADOL HCL 390 328 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 364 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376 320 12 20
NAMENDA 354 327 13 50
MIRTAZAPINE 332 300 14 53
OMEPRAZOLE 300 249 15 5
LANTUS 280 233 16 57
TRAZODONE HCL 262 218 17 33
SERTRALINE HCL 251 190 18 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 243 176 19 62
RISPERIDONE 236 125 20 77
NOVOLIN R 228 214 21 197
GABAPENTIN 225 171 22 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 211 176 23 97
LACTULOSE 207 167 24 104
CARVEDILOL 202 177 25 24
DIOVAN 177 153 26 42
CYMBALTA 171 104 27 51
SANTYL 158 98 28 243
PREDNISONE 157 131 29 35
LEVETIRACETAM 152 105 30 107
CLONIDINE HCL 147 125 31 46
RANITIDINE HCL 144 132 32 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 141 33 31
SEROQUEL 142 105 34 130
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 90 35 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137 108 36 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133 89 R 37 81
NYSTATIN 131 114 38 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 104 39 18
PAROXETINE HCL 128 86 40 60
CLOPIDOGREL 127 115 41 43
METFORMIN HCL 127 124 41 8
PHENYTOIN 121 78 43 306
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 120 44 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 85 45 136
ATENOLOL 116 93 46 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 102 46 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 102 48 36
LOPERAMIDE 112 104 49 255
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 53 49 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 93 51 100
GLIPIZIDE 111 88 51 47
JANUVIA 110 96 53 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 91 53 65
BACLOFEN 108 32 55 115
HALOPERIDOL 104 87 56 165
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 81 57 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 70 57 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 75 59 105
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 89 59 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 100 52 61 122
FAMOTIDINE 98 45 62 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 57 63 27
ALLOPURINOL 92 80 64 30
LEVEMIR 90 85 65 184
SPIRIVA 89 76 66 44
PLAVIX 88 83 67 66
AZITHROMYCIN 87 57 68 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 79 S3 68 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 57 70 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 86 70 84
CEPHALEXIN 84 63 72 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 83 66 73 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 45 74 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 70 74 17
AVELOX 74 63 76 308
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 74 76 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 42 78 212
LIDODERM 73 55 78 138
CLONIDINE 71 57 80 275
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 67 80 155
VALPROIC ACID 71 54 80 220
KLOR-CON M20 70 39 83 48
MUPIROCIN 69 55 84 167
CRESTOR 68 65 85 26
FENOFIBRATE 67 53 86 63
ABILIFY 67 40 86 194
LOVASTATIN 67 45 86 37
DILANTIN 66 56 89 252
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 60 89 39
CEFTRIAXONE 66 52 89 253
SEROQUEL XR 64 45 92 278
OLANZAPINE 64 34 92 145
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63 38 R 94 188
NOVOLOG 60 39 95 120
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 39 95 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 44 97 161
LIDOCAINE HCL 56 49 97 262
MELOXICAM 52 36 99 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 17 99 52
METRONIDAZOLE 51 27 101 455
GLUCAGEN 50 42 102 369
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 14, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.