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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,249Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1692

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1692

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

14% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 297 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 12,873 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 526 461 1 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450 410 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 433 383 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 387 321 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 334 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 370 370 6 29
LISINOPRIL 364 341 7 2
MIRTAZAPINE 309 307 8 53
LACTULOSE 297 255 9 104
TRAMADOL HCL 285 250 10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 224 10 20
OMEPRAZOLE 269 220 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269 226 12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 253 220 14 33
NAMENDA 247 238 15 50
GABAPENTIN 246 183 16 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 222 202 17 64
SERTRALINE HCL 218 159 18 22
CARVEDILOL 215 174 19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 190 19 21
LANTUS 204 156 21 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 204 177 21 92
NOVOLOG 189 169 23 120
RISPERIDONE 188 169 24 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 130 25 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 136 26 11
PAROXETINE HCL 146 142 27 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 122 S3 28 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 111 29 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 127 108 30 115
SANTYL 125 104 31 243
CLOPIDOGREL 123 94 32 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 102 R 33 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 95 34 9
FAMOTIDINE 111 89 35 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 98 36 18
HUMALOG 104 56 37 178
CLONIDINE HCL 104 91 37 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 90 39 27
LEVETIRACETAM 101 82 39 107
LIDODERM 101 89 39 138
NYSTATIN 99 83 42 150
PLAVIX 98 70 43 66
ATENOLOL 91 88 44 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 73 45 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 76 45 45
PREDNISONE 87 66 47 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 75 48 36
LOPERAMIDE 83 69 49 255
KLOR-CON M20 83 69 49 48
AVELOX 81 60 51 308
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 40 52 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 69 52 65
DIOVAN 77 71 52 42
SEROQUEL 75 68 55 130
GLUCAGEN 74 59 56 369
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 66 57 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 61 58 100
JANUVIA 72 60 58 72
BACLOFEN 71 49 60 115
CEPHALEXIN 70 45 61 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 65 62 55
HALOPERIDOL 63 58 63 165
SPIRIVA 63 55 63 44
CLONIDINE 63 63 63 275
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 63 17
NATEGLINIDE 61 61 67 304
RESTASIS 58 38 68 300
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 54 68 31
METFORMIN HCL 57 54 70 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 56 36 71 368
LATANOPROST 55 42 72 222
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 20 73 146
DIGOXIN 54 52 73 85
ARANESP 53 53 75 371
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 0 76 219
NOVOLIN R 51 42 76 197
CYMBALTA 50 37 78 51
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.