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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1692

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1692

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

7% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 635 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 15,024 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 727 531 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 715 542 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 662 593 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 655 409 S3 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580 511 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 502 381 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 472 383 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450 365 8 4
ATENOLOL 409 373 9 15
RANITIDINE HCL 354 257 10 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 262 11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276 188 12 12
LOVASTATIN 269 208 13 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 265 210 14 32
TRAMADOL HCL 262 182 15 16
GABAPENTIN 258 151 16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 170 17 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221 206 18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 181 19 20
GLYBURIDE 182 165 R 20 82
NEXIUM 181 91 21 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 161 22 11
PROAIR HFA 178 90 23 40
ALLOPURINOL 163 125 24 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 139 25 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 143 26 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 111 26 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151 119 28 69
SPIRIVA 149 88 29 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 147 30 29
CLOPIDOGREL 142 112 31 43
DIOVAN 140 128 32 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 102 33 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 136 120 34 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 126 35 36
MELOXICAM 131 110 36 41
AZITHROMYCIN 128 71 37 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 105 38 118
NAMENDA 124 124 38 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 123 103 40 67
SERTRALINE HCL 120 69 41 22
VERAPAMIL ER 117 95 42 90
PREDNISONE 115 111 43 35
INDAPAMIDE 112 85 44 180
CARISOPRODOL 112 38 R 44 137
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 77 R 46 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 90 47 38
GLIPIZIDE 103 86 48 47
TRAZODONE HCL 103 71 48 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 86 50 31
CARVEDILOL 99 90 51 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 60 R 52 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 45 53 52
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93 12 S2 54 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 61 55 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 47 56 27
KLOR-CON M20 88 63 57 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 41 57 45
ACTOS 88 75 57 117
TOPIRAMATE 87 21 60 164
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 86 49 61 202
PLAVIX 85 60 62 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85 70 62 134
PAROXETINE HCL 85 43 62 60
KLOR-CON 10 84 65 65 159
SINGULAIR 83 48 66 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 54 66 93
CLONIDINE HCL 78 61 68 46
FINASTERIDE 76 76 69 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 58 69 92
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 74 29 71 156
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 60 71 87
CRESTOR 73 72 73 26
QUINAPRIL HCL 71 71 74 147
IBUPROFEN 70 29 75 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 52 76 64
VENTOLIN HFA 68 16 77 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 48 78 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 57 79 74
CHLORTHALIDONE 64 25 80 143
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 26 81 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 34 82 144
GEMFIBROZIL 62 43 82 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 29 R 82 81
CYMBALTA 61 32 85 51
FENTANYL 61 43 S2 85 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 60 85 83
JANUVIA 58 45 88 72
MIRTAZAPINE 58 57 88 53
RISPERIDONE 57 53 90 77
DOXEPIN HCL 57 41 90 204
COMBIVENT 56 26 92 141
OXYCONTIN 56 18 S2 92 148
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 56 R 92 157
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 0 S2 95 94
METHADONE HCL 55 25 S2 95 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 13 S2 95 70
FLUCONAZOLE 54 21 98 175
NIASPAN 54 35 98 123
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 50 100 171
LANTUS 52 32 101 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 52 39 101 14
DIOVAN HCT 52 39 101 73
CELEBREX 51 51 104 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 48 104 110
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 9, 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.