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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 468 out of 1692

$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 630 out of 1692

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

8% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 368 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 4,911 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
SIMVASTATIN 434 384 1 1
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 132 2 258
OMEPRAZOLE 162 117 3 5
LISINOPRIL 160 109 4 2
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 125 5 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 113 6 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 108 7 65
AZITHROMYCIN 125 87 8 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 92 9 11
SERTRALINE HCL 103 80 10 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101 94 11 3
ATENOLOL 100 93 12 15
METFORMIN HCL 97 67 13 8
GLYBURIDE 96 82 R 14 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 72 15 71
GLIPIZIDE 92 59 15 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 68 17 10
NEXIUM 90 76 17 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88 74 19 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 42 S3 20 6
TRAMADOL HCL 82 60 21 16
LOVASTATIN 81 79 22 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 67 23 23
FUROSEMIDE 69 41 24 7
EVISTA 66 66 25 140
AMOXICILLIN 65 19 26 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 27 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 37 S2 28 70
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 47 29 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 46 30 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 49 30 31
PROAIR HFA 51 25 30 40
TRAZODONE HCL 51 44 30 33
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.