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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1692

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1692

994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

3% of this provider’s 994 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 994 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 14,533 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 795 478 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 785 658 2 1
LISINOPRIL 656 496 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 506 325 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 406 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 403 303 6 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 302 7 19
FUROSEMIDE 387 282 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371 299 9 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360 324 10 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339 304 11 4
KLOR-CON M20 324 276 12 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 209 13 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 294 237 14 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 184 15 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 220 16 17
ALLOPURINOL 252 224 17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 222 18 10
TRAMADOL HCL 232 178 19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 179 20 9
SERTRALINE HCL 218 160 21 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 182 22 14
PROAIR HFA 202 137 23 40
CARVEDILOL 188 144 24 24
RANITIDINE HCL 180 135 25 28
GLIPIZIDE 180 157 25 47
AMOXICILLIN 178 143 27 95
AZITHROMYCIN 173 131 28 34
GABAPENTIN 170 135 29 13
MELOXICAM 160 127 30 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 147 31 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 116 32 18
VERAPAMIL ER 149 104 33 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 128 34 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 89 R 35 58
CLOPIDOGREL 138 121 36 43
NEXIUM 137 87 37 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 112 38 27
PREDNISONE 135 115 39 35
NAMENDA 126 122 40 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 97 41 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 78 42 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 81 43 21
LOVASTATIN 112 93 44 37
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 105 44 118
ATENOLOL 111 99 46 15
CRESTOR 108 85 47 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 66 48 52
NAPROXEN 105 88 49 91
SPIRIVA 100 83 50 44
PLAVIX 99 91 51 66
RISPERIDONE 99 67 51 77
CLONIDINE HCL 99 79 51 46
PREMARIN 96 62 R 54 254
IBUPROFEN 96 57 54 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 77 56 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 37 R 57 54
FENOFIBRATE 87 55 58 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 69 59 55
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 85 73 60 263
MECLIZINE HCL 84 71 61 124
TRAZODONE HCL 78 30 62 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 48 63 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 47 64 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 39 65 162
KLOR-CON M10 69 53 66 106
DIGOXIN 65 61 67 85
CYMBALTA 64 25 68 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 62 69 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 56 69 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 55 69 76
CELEBREX 62 53 72 103
GEMFIBROZIL 59 43 73 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 38 73 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 41 75 102
LANTUS 58 37 75 57
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 45 75 293
VENTOLIN HFA 57 37 78 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 43 79 109
SYNTHROID 54 53 80 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 81 97
CEPHALEXIN 53 47 81 89
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 24 81 207
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 47 84 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 37 84 105
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 42 84 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 34 84 100
HUMULIN 70-30 52 45 84 228
DIOVAN HCT 51 36 89 73
PEN NEEDLE 51 40 89 168
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 March 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.