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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1692

$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1692

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

22% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 418 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 8,068 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

40 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 819 337 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 667 314 2 5
LISINOPRIL 601 308 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 461 256 4 1
GABAPENTIN 445 133 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 256 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 359 221 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 205 8 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292 91 9 12
TRAMADOL HCL 286 66 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 184 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 141 12 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 89 13 23
ENDOCET 216 63 S2 14 132
METFORMIN HCL 212 96 15 8
RANITIDINE HCL 201 101 16 28
OXYCODONE HCL 195 38 S2 17 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 125 18 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 99 19 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 113 20 17
ATENOLOL 170 92 20 15
MUPIROCIN 154 77 22 167
NEXIUM 151 69 23 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 63 R 24 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 61 25 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 122 26 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138 27 R 27 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 67 27 3
CLONIDINE HCL 135 62 29 46
MIRTAZAPINE 129 94 30 53
LANTUS 128 74 31 57
PROAIR HFA 123 32 32 40
GEMFIBROZIL 122 30 33 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 51 34 9
MELOXICAM 117 56 35 41
SERTRALINE HCL 116 89 36 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 62 37 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 52 38 36
LEVETIRACETAM 108 31 39 107
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 55 S2 39 94
JANUVIA 107 61 41 72
CARVEDILOL 107 50 41 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 98 43 55
LACTULOSE 104 48 44 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 45 45 39
FENOFIBRATE 103 35 45 63
CYMBALTA 99 26 47 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 28 R 48 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 98 18 48 127
SINGULAIR 95 57 50 79
TRAZODONE HCL 94 37 51 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 77 51 62
PLAVIX 91 77 53 66
BACLOFEN 88 28 54 115
ZETIA 87 36 55 68
CLOPIDOGREL 86 69 56 43
TOPIRAMATE 85 0 57 164
NAMENDA 84 84 58 50
SPIRIVA 80 35 59 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 53 60 71
DIGOXIN 77 53 61 85
NOVOLIN R 73 48 62 197
CARBAMAZEPINE 73 43 62 207
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 33 64 52
PAROXETINE HCL 65 16 64 60
FINASTERIDE 65 59 64 99
CEPHALEXIN 63 42 67 89
FAMOTIDINE 63 39 67 86
IBUPROFEN 63 31 67 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 17 67 101
LABETALOL HCL 60 33 71 207
SEROQUEL 60 51 71 130
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 38 73 32
ALLOPURINOL 56 34 74 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 44 75 96
LYRICA 53 18 76 111
AZITHROMYCIN 53 22 76 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 44 78 152
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 20 79 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 35 80 100
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 Dec. 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.