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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1692

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1692

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

5% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 736 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 16,435 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

29 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
OMEPRAZOLE 936 696 1 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 842 686 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 841 717 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 598 529 4 10
LISINOPRIL 574 460 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535 431 6 20
FUROSEMIDE 533 432 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 500 381 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500 380 8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433 377 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 425 319 11 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 295 218 12 32
GABAPENTIN 290 217 13 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 219 14 118
RANITIDINE HCL 268 201 15 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 226 16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 230 16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251 167 S3 18 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 245 230 19 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244 233 20 18
NEXIUM 220 146 21 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 156 22 21
PREDNISONE 196 142 23 35
ATENOLOL 192 159 24 15
CARVEDILOL 182 128 25 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 108 26 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 148 27 17
CLOPIDOGREL 165 146 28 43
DIOVAN 162 146 29 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 158 30 29
NAMENDA 158 143 30 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 142 32 39
CRESTOR 155 113 33 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 102 R 34 54
GLIPIZIDE 147 118 35 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 145 124 36 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 116 37 65
SERTRALINE HCL 137 97 38 22
TRAMADOL HCL 135 116 39 16
MELOXICAM 134 110 40 41
ALLOPURINOL 131 109 41 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 113 42 36
AZITHROMYCIN 128 106 42 34
MECLIZINE HCL 128 82 42 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 87 45 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 85 46 45
PROAIR HFA 112 75 47 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 75 48 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 73 49 19
SPIRIVA 96 67 50 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 79 51 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 83 52 67
PLAVIX 94 83 52 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 76 52 74
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 92 60 55 209
CEPHALEXIN 92 63 55 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 92 55 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 57 S2 55 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 57 59 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 66 60 102
EVISTA 88 88 61 140
DIGOXIN 88 83 61 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 52 63 38
LANTUS 86 66 63 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 79 65 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 72 R 66 58
FLUCONAZOLE 82 64 67 175
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 60 68 199
LOVASTATIN 77 64 69 37
FINASTERIDE 76 76 70 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 12 71 207
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 52 72 52
TORSEMIDE 68 66 72 163
DEXILANT 63 44 74 196
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 62 74 96
ZOSTAVAX 63 53 74 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 40 74 76
EXELON 63 63 74 187
DIOVAN HCT 62 54 79 73
KLOR-CON M20 59 29 80 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 33 81 114
SUCRALFATE 57 49 81 172
HUMALOG 56 43 83 178
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 42 84 105
VERAPAMIL ER 53 42 85 90
SYMBICORT 52 33 86 166
ZETIA 52 46 86 68
TRAZODONE HCL 52 27 86 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 51 86 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 33 90 216
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 38 91 100
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 March 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.