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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1692

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1692

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

11% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 852 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 26,047 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,023 628 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 984 855 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 959 648 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 905 799 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 848 781 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 806 687 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 806 605 6 1
LISINOPRIL 783 581 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 758 623 9 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 631 616 10 14
GABAPENTIN 477 366 11 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 467 464 12 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 461 380 13 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 429 367 14 21
ALLOPURINOL 389 288 15 30
LANTUS 372 349 16 57
MIRTAZAPINE 372 321 16 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 302 18 9
TRAZODONE HCL 335 258 19 33
NAMENDA 325 317 20 50
METFORMIN HCL 318 248 21 8
RANITIDINE HCL 315 252 22 28
PREDNISONE 312 272 23 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282 244 24 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281 236 25 18
SERTRALINE HCL 277 217 26 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 268 242 27 62
NOVOLOG 258 238 28 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 200 29 23
NEXIUM 250 166 30 25
DIGOXIN 244 235 31 85
LEVETIRACETAM 241 189 32 107
FAMOTIDINE 231 207 33 86
LEVEMIR 219 196 34 184
ATENOLOL 209 193 35 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 193 172 36 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 124 S2 37 70
JANTOVEN 181 178 38 139
CARVEDILOL 181 157 38 24
TRAMADOL HCL 176 151 40 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 176 133 40 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168 128 42 97
CLONIDINE HCL 163 115 43 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 157 87 R 44 81
AMOXICILLIN 156 124 45 95
SPIRIVA 155 133 46 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 66 R 47 54
TAMIFLU 154 142 47 205
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 130 49 11
PLAVIX 151 137 50 66
SEROQUEL 151 143 50 130
CLOPIDOGREL 150 137 52 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147 116 R 53 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 146 132 54 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 108 55 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 107 56 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 141 119 57 45
AZITHROMYCIN 139 98 58 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137 103 59 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 124 59 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134 114 61 102
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 133 130 62 268
DIOVAN 128 115 63 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128 99 63 105
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 127 120 65 115
EXELON 121 121 66 187
NOVOLIN R 120 105 67 197
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 93 68 100
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 116 115 10 69 348
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 112 70 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 104 71 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 111 72 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 81 72 52
CYMBALTA 109 82 74 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 106 74 17
CRESTOR 108 78 76 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 103 77 74
RISPERIDONE 107 55 77 77
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105 73 79 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 104 80 55
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 103 87 81 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 103 90 81 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 100 83 83
CEPHALEXIN 98 82 84 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97 84 85 162
BACLOFEN 97 55 85 115
SINGULAIR 96 65 87 79
IBUPROFEN 96 70 87 78
PAROXETINE HCL 95 55 89 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 77 89 146
LACTULOSE 93 61 91 104
HUMALOG 91 76 92 178
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 88 93 134
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 79 94 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 43 94 27
TERAZOSIN HCL 87 77 94 128
OLANZAPINE 86 46 97 145
MELOXICAM 85 65 98 41
VENTOLIN HFA 83 29 99 151
AMIODARONE HCL 83 83 99 234
HALOPERIDOL 82 69 101 165
AGGRENOX 82 69 101 193
SUCRALFATE 80 68 103 172
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 80 75 103 186
LAMOTRIGINE 79 42 105 191
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 47 106 69
DILTIAZEM ER 74 41 107 174
KLOR-CON M20 73 65 108 48
METHOCARBAMOL 71 70 R 109 179
TRAVATAN Z 69 63 110 271
LOVASTATIN 69 63 110 37
METOLAZONE 67 51 112 224
TORSEMIDE 66 60 113 163
VERAPAMIL ER 66 45 113 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 54 113 110
CEFDINIR 66 48 113 183
LATANOPROST 65 65 117 222
NYSTATIN 65 59 117 150
GLIPIZIDE 65 57 117 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 60 117 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 42 121 212
GLYBURIDE 61 61 R 122 82
FINASTERIDE 59 46 123 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 46 124 114
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 20 124 259
NAPROXEN 57 37 126 91
LEXAPRO 57 44 126 240
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 35 128 144
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 37 129 149
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 43 129 109
LIDOCAINE 55 0 129 341
SSD 55 45 129 436
DIOVAN HCT 55 48 129 73
METHIMAZOLE 54 54 134 314
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 46 R 134 188
PROAIR HFA 54 31 134 40
NITROFURANTOIN 54 51 134 279
KLOR-CON 10 53 38 138 159
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 27 138 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 25 R 138 182
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 12 138 190
NYSTOP 52 44 142 195
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 24 143 152
OXYCODONE HCL 51 0 S2 143 56
COMBIVENT 50 22 145 141
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 15 S2 145 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 37 145 84
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 23, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.