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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1692

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1692

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

23% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,857 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 853 838 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 820 779 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 798 736 3 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 552 503 4 115
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546 525 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 491 441 6 5
SERTRALINE HCL 483 471 7 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 443 427 8 64
LISINOPRIL 434 386 9 2
LACTULOSE 408 373 10 104
SIMVASTATIN 404 357 11 1
FAMOTIDINE 399 384 12 86
GABAPENTIN 337 316 13 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324 304 S3 14 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 306 15 20
CARVEDILOL 295 295 16 24
MIRTAZAPINE 266 266 17 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 251 18 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 257 257 18 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 225 202 20 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 192 21 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205 167 22 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 190 23 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 191 188 24 84
KLOR-CON M20 184 173 25 48
RISPERIDONE 183 177 26 77
TRAZODONE HCL 172 166 27 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 172 172 27 110
CYMBALTA 169 142 29 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 149 30 23
SPIRIVA 152 152 31 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL 151 114 32 190
PROMETHAZINE HCL 146 122 R 33 81
LANTUS 144 139 34 57
ONDANSETRON HCL 143 95 35 219
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 137 36 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 116 37 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 134 38 27
NYSTOP 133 117 39 195
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 133 127 39 155
METFORMIN HCL 132 117 41 8
PREDNISONE 130 126 42 35
ALLOPURINOL 129 128 43 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 123 44 18
CEFUROXIME 123 110 44 153
NAMENDA 121 121 46 50
FENTANYL 118 113 S2 47 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 109 48 74
NOVOLIN N 113 112 48 257
CLOPIDOGREL 113 105 48 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 103 51 12
FORTICAL 108 108 51 335
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 105 53 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 63 54 105
NYSTATIN 106 97 54 150
DIGOXIN 99 89 56 85
LIDOCAINE HCL 94 89 57 262
SEROQUEL 94 79 57 130
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 90 90 59 285
TRAMADOL HCL 89 88 60 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 89 60 17
AZITHROMYCIN 87 83 62 34
GLIPIZIDE 83 83 63 47
RANITIDINE HCL 83 82 63 28
LIDODERM 82 62 65 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 75 66 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 78 67 55
CEFTRIAXONE 77 74 68 253
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 55 69 136
AGGRENOX 74 61 70 193
TRAVATAN Z 74 74 70 271
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 65 72 122
HYDROCORTISONE 70 61 73 261
ATENOLOL 70 60 73 15
OXYCODONE HCL 70 50 S2 73 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 68 73 146
TAMIFLU 70 64 73 205
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 69 78 186
PLAVIX 69 63 78 66
KETOCONAZOLE 67 66 80 242
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 59 81 101
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 64 61 81 420
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 83 106
FINASTERIDE 57 57 84 99
LEVETIRACETAM 57 42 84 107
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 86 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48 86 9
BACLOFEN 53 32 86 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 89 152
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 44 89 171
LATANOPROST 51 51 91 222
BUMETANIDE 51 51 91 125
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51 51 91 287
NEXIUM 50 48 94 25
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 30, 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.