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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 295 out of 1171

$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 313 out of 1171

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 281 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,156 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293 217 1 2
LISINOPRIL 281 189 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276 191 3 13
FUROSEMIDE 215 165 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 179 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 190 145 6 5
TRAMADOL HCL 188 129 7 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 114 8 9
SIMVASTATIN 138 115 9 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116 88 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 77 11 10
GABAPENTIN 108 67 12 16
NAMENDA 105 94 13 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 66 14 19
GEMFIBROZIL 97 79 15 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 93 16 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 59 17 17
ALLOPURINOL 90 72 18 31
TRAZODONE HCL 90 65 18 37
KLOR-CON M20 89 82 20 41
LANTUS 83 72 21 46
METFORMIN HCL 82 54 22 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 71 23 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 74 24 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 76 25 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 60 25 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 55 27 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 35 28 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 44 29 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 37 30 30
CRESTOR 56 42 31 27
CLOPIDOGREL 56 51 31 35
MELOXICAM 55 30 33 56
SERTRALINE HCL 54 23 34 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 44 35 83
RISPERIDONE 53 13 35 77
SINGULAIR 52 44 37 78
EXELON 51 51 38 164
ATENOLOL 50 35 39 15
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.