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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1692

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1692

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

9% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 665 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 16,146 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LISINOPRIL 972 718 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 954 741 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 845 647 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 804 660 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 637 422 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 555 516 6 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549 421 7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 529 457 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 455 253 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433 390 10 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 334 152 S3 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326 277 12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 235 13 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 222 14 11
GABAPENTIN 265 160 15 13
GLIPIZIDE 246 185 16 47
CARVEDILOL 243 218 17 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 239 141 18 39
RANITIDINE HCL 232 181 19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 231 215 20 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 198 21 18
ATENOLOL 217 182 22 15
LACTULOSE 187 166 23 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 154 24 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 150 25 17
KLOR-CON M20 162 141 25 48
ALLOPURINOL 161 149 27 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 134 28 12
NAMENDA 150 139 29 50
PREDNISONE 136 93 30 35
LANTUS 134 111 31 57
KLOR-CON M10 133 127 32 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 36 R 33 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 77 34 27
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 128 74 34 136
CYMBALTA 122 57 36 51
AZITHROMYCIN 119 80 37 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 62 38 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 73 38 74
PROAIR HFA 114 42 40 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 89 41 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 97 42 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 106 43 61
TRAMADOL HCL 105 88 44 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 60 45 64
CLONIDINE HCL 104 88 45 46
LOVASTATIN 103 42 47 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100 82 48 84
PLAVIX 100 94 48 66
NEXIUM 99 71 50 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 90 51 29
CLOPIDOGREL 97 93 52 43
PAROXETINE HCL 97 74 52 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 49 54 109
VERAPAMIL ER 90 66 55 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 74 56 23
NYSTATIN 87 72 57 150
CRESTOR 87 70 57 26
TRAZODONE HCL 87 50 57 33
RISPERIDONE 87 61 57 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 79 61 62
NOVOLOG 86 83 61 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 38 S2 63 70
OLANZAPINE 84 54 64 145
NYSTOP 83 71 65 195
DIGOXIN 82 69 66 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 63 67 38
JANUVIA 79 47 68 72
DIOVAN 78 67 69 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 26 R 69 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 41 71 52
GEMFIBROZIL 76 65 72 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 40 73 105
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 0 73 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 28 75 162
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 52 75 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 56 77 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 45 R 77 81
AMOXICILLIN 70 47 77 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 39 77 97
NOVOLIN N 69 58 81 257
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 24 81 75
SPIRIVA 68 61 83 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 61 83 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 43 83 190
ZETIA 65 38 86 68
NOVOLIN 70-30 63 63 87 249
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 61 88 146
CEPHALEXIN 61 40 89 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 49 89 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 47 91 110
FENOFIBRATE 60 13 91 63
IBUPROFEN 59 33 93 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 58 94 96
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 52 94 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 58 94 155
LEVETIRACETAM 56 48 97 107
METHADONE HCL 56 0 S2 97 135
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 55 S3 99 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 34 100 100
NOVOLIN R 53 52 101 197
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 0 S2 102 94
PRIMIDONE 51 39 103 282
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 38 103 69
AMIODARONE HCL 51 50 103 234
LIPITOR 50 40 106 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 23 106 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 26 106 152
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 8, 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.