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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 1692

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1692

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,493 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

$57 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
FUROSEMIDE 446 306 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422 320 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 249 S3 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 364 242 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 361 219 5 1
LISINOPRIL 346 239 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261 198 7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 166 118 8 16
FAMOTIDINE 146 103 9 86
CARVEDILOL 145 88 10 24
KLOR-CON M20 144 76 11 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 136 104 12 61
PREDNISONE 131 74 13 35
METFORMIN HCL 117 71 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 82 15 9
NEXIUM 112 81 16 25
LANTUS 111 66 17 57
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111 96 17 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 99 17 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 83 20 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 40 21 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 60 22 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 101 23 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 93 24 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 95 65 25 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 91 26 31
CLONIDINE HCL 90 65 27 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 64 28 19
KLOR-CON M10 89 60 28 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 84 30 18
ATENOLOL 86 78 30 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 41 32 21
GABAPENTIN 83 60 32 13
MELOXICAM 80 62 34 41
DIOVAN 80 58 34 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 60 36 45
GLIPIZIDE 77 48 37 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 45 38 23
CLOPIDOGREL 75 59 39 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 47 R 40 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 37 41 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 39 S2 41 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 51 43 17
PROAIR HFA 65 53 44 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 53 45 64
RANITIDINE HCL 63 34 46 28
COLCRYS 63 46 46 154
CRESTOR 60 60 48 26
LEVETIRACETAM 59 16 49 107
ACTOS 56 36 50 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 39 51 96
HUMALOG 53 23 52 178
NABUMETONE 53 50 52 158
SANTYL 53 38 52 243
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52 50 55 214
TRAZODONE HCL 51 32 56 33
MINOXIDIL 50 39 57 382
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.