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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1692

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1692

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

13% of this provider’s 818 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 818 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 14,352 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,181 708 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 925 756 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 672 535 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474 324 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465 385 5 3
LISINOPRIL 457 423 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457 376 6 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433 399 8 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 392 242 9 23
METFORMIN HCL 350 270 10 8
GABAPENTIN 332 220 11 13
FUROSEMIDE 307 252 12 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 280 210 13 71
ATENOLOL 274 227 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 221 15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 152 16 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 182 17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 210 140 18 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 172 19 17
OXYCODONE HCL 197 66 S2 20 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 178 21 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 174 22 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 151 23 31
ENDOCET 183 77 S2 23 132
LOVASTATIN 181 156 25 37
MELOXICAM 166 129 26 41
CLOPIDOGREL 161 128 27 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 155 155 28 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 122 29 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 93 30 39
LANTUS 143 117 30 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 61 R 32 81
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 127 33 258
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 105 33 11
NEXIUM 130 59 35 25
RANITIDINE HCL 130 98 35 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 101 35 19
SERTRALINE HCL 125 82 38 22
PAROXETINE HCL 125 83 38 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 69 40 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 121 86 41 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 113 41 36
SYNTHROID 117 105 43 59
PREDNISONE 112 110 44 35
NABUMETONE 111 79 45 158
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 41 46 52
CARVEDILOL 110 83 46 24
ESTRADIOL 109 49 R 48 227
PROAIR HFA 106 80 49 40
PLAVIX 104 85 50 66
FENOFIBRATE 104 77 50 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 83 52 38
FAMOTIDINE 100 79 53 86
SPIRIVA 99 84 54 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 73 54 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 92 75 56 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 79 57 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 78 58 96
TRAZODONE HCL 87 39 59 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 51 60 64
ALLOPURINOL 83 64 61 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 59 62 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 27 S2 62 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 74 64 69
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 68 65 215
NAPROXEN 78 62 65 91
CEPHALEXIN 78 59 65 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 30 R 68 54
CEFUROXIME 75 55 69 153
FINASTERIDE 75 75 69 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 35 R 71 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 58 71 27
VYTORIN 74 28 71 181
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 11 74 127
MECLIZINE HCL 72 64 75 124
FLUCONAZOLE 72 43 75 175
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 0 S2 77 121
CELEBREX 68 39 78 103
FENTANYL 68 24 S2 78 88
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 55 80 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 33 81 93
CARISOPRODOL 62 19 R 82 137
METHOCARBAMOL 61 34 R 83 179
OXYCONTIN 60 46 S2 84 148
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 85 164
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 49 85 131
PREMARIN 59 53 R 85 254
DIOVAN HCT 57 26 88 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 50 89 45
CYMBALTA 55 38 89 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 28 S2 91 70
SINGULAIR 53 38 92 79
ACTONEL 52 52 93 250
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 26 94 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 38 94 76
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, 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.