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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1171

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1171

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

24% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,398 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,058 401 S3 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703 399 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 603 339 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 470 246 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464 210 5 11
LISINOPRIL 424 301 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379 272 7 19
SIMVASTATIN 294 140 8 1
TRAZODONE HCL 288 153 9 37
FENTANYL 282 88 S2 10 89
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268 166 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 254 11 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253 119 13 13
IBUPROFEN 242 91 14 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 93 14 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 169 16 54
METFORMIN HCL 238 92 17 7
GABAPENTIN 234 65 18 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 18 S2 19 99
RANITIDINE HCL 215 125 20 38
GLIPIZIDE 205 101 21 47
SERTRALINE HCL 191 116 22 23
CAPTOPRIL 173 104 23 279
AZITHROMYCIN 167 76 24 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 31 S2 25 59
PROAIR HFA 160 41 26 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 87 27 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 55 28 21
LACTULOSE 151 98 29 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 109 30 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148 23 R 30 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 143 80 32 137
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141 85 33 60
LEVETIRACETAM 140 97 34 84
CLONIDINE HCL 130 79 35 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 89 35 29
TRAMADOL HCL 127 59 37 18
NEXIUM 125 49 38 25
SPIRIVA 115 50 39 57
SEROQUEL 115 89 39 120
LYRICA 112 25 41 127
ENDOCET 106 0 S2 42 161
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104 12 R 43 162
CARVEDILOL 103 65 44 20
GEMFIBROZIL 102 13 45 117
ATENOLOL 101 45 46 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 56 46 109
OXYCODONE HCL 99 17 S2 48 79
LANTUS 97 68 49 46
CLOPIDOGREL 95 46 50 35
NOVOLOG 95 52 50 94
HALOPERIDOL 92 40 52 176
LEVEMIR 89 47 53 167
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 26 54 51
RISPERIDONE 86 27 54 77
NAMENDA 85 83 56 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 0 R 57 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 58 58 10
ALLOPURINOL 81 54 58 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 22 R 60 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 26 61 17
KLOR-CON M10 64 40 62 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 25 63 30
CARISOPRODOL 63 0 R 63 160
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 36 65 207
COMBIVENT 61 21 66 152
DIOVAN 60 27 67 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 13 67 76
PLAVIX 59 32 69 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 36 70 106
JANTOVEN 56 39 71 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 39 71 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 21 73 73
OLANZAPINE 55 32 73 153
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 35 75 134
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 39 75 266
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 20 77 220
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 40 77 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 32 77 61
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 Feb. 7, 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.