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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1692

$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1692

768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

10% of this provider’s 768 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 768 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 14,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

22 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 573 526 1 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 571 405 S3 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 560 511 3 5
LISINOPRIL 540 458 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 539 431 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449 410 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 444 391 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358 330 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 349 293 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 315 10 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 297 254 11 61
SIMVASTATIN 297 237 11 1
FLUOXETINE HCL 228 184 13 52
GABAPENTIN 227 188 14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 222 188 15 32
PREDNISONE 220 191 16 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 198 17 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 169 18 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 163 19 11
NEXIUM 196 123 19 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 162 21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 149 22 21
ATENOLOL 189 171 23 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 163 24 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 150 25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 179 146 26 16
RANITIDINE HCL 170 129 27 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 111 28 23
ALLOPURINOL 158 143 29 30
KLOR-CON M20 135 133 30 48
CLOPIDOGREL 133 105 31 43
SERTRALINE HCL 132 108 32 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 105 33 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 89 34 27
CARVEDILOL 123 103 35 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 72 36 12
CRESTOR 115 82 37 26
FENTANYL 111 66 S2 38 88
PLAVIX 108 90 39 66
SUBOXONE 105 0 40 236
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 86 41 102
TRAZODONE HCL 101 67 42 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 97 43 55
SPIRIVA 99 91 44 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 84 45 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 87 46 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 71 47 67
PROAIR HFA 87 51 47 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 67 47 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 83 50 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 84 84 51 128
IBUPROFEN 82 45 52 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 67 52 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 81 54 74
DIOVAN 80 77 55 42
AMOXICILLIN 75 61 56 95
DIGOXIN 74 70 57 85
FINASTERIDE 72 72 58 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 59 R 59 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 70 60 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 61 36
DEXILANT 68 53 62 196
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 59 62 100
AZITHROMYCIN 68 62 62 34
SYNTHROID 67 56 65 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 59 66 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 50 67 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 53 68 162
EVISTA 59 52 68 140
LYRICA 57 21 70 111
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56 47 71 214
CYMBALTA 55 44 72 51
PAROXETINE HCL 54 49 73 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 52 73 76
SINGULAIR 54 31 73 79
CLONIDINE HCL 53 32 76 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 17 76 136
VERAPAMIL ER 53 46 76 90
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 52 79 149
CEPHALEXIN 52 44 79 89
GLIPIZIDE 51 49 81 47
NYSTOP 51 50 81 195
FLUOCINONIDE 50 46 83 362
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 Sept. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.