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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1692

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1692

825 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

8% of this provider’s 825 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 825 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 17,058 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 1,025 803 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 978 783 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 639 542 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 614 560 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 591 460 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 508 359 6 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 496 422 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 423 388 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417 273 S3 9 6
ATENOLOL 377 300 10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 358 244 11 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 349 346 12 29
METFORMIN HCL 336 256 13 8
GABAPENTIN 325 246 14 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 269 15 4
KLOR-CON M20 277 212 16 48
CLONIDINE HCL 275 196 17 46
NAMENDA 253 241 18 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 214 19 20
CEPHALEXIN 250 181 19 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241 212 21 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 214 22 11
MELOXICAM 236 203 23 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 194 24 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 183 25 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 193 113 26 136
FENTANYL 183 156 S2 27 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 164 28 39
GLIPIZIDE 174 157 29 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 150 30 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 117 31 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 127 32 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 153 129 33 92
CLOPIDOGREL 150 111 34 43
PREDNISONE 148 97 35 35
SERTRALINE HCL 138 126 36 22
MIRTAZAPINE 137 136 37 53
LANTUS 133 80 38 57
CARVEDILOL 132 92 39 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 38 R 40 54
AMANTADINE 123 114 41 322
ALLOPURINOL 121 96 42 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 92 43 23
NEXIUM 116 79 44 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 19 S2 45 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 83 46 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 108 47 61
DIGOXIN 111 99 47 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 75 47 27
KLOR-CON M10 106 93 50 106
PROAIR HFA 104 60 51 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 79 51 21
TRAZODONE HCL 103 82 53 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 102 54 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 61 55 93
KLOR-CON 10 100 68 56 159
RANITIDINE HCL 100 62 56 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 63 58 76
LYRICA 93 61 59 111
VERAPAMIL ER 89 60 60 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 76 61 65
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 87 52 R 62 241
PLAVIX 87 64 62 66
CYMBALTA 86 65 64 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 73 65 19
IBUPROFEN 80 69 66 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 67 66 64
SPIRIVA 79 73 68 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 76 69 84
QUINAPRIL HCL 76 76 69 147
COLCRYS 75 55 71 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 49 72 52
AMOXICILLIN 72 48 73 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 58 S3 73 142
LABETALOL HCL 72 44 73 207
NAPROXEN 69 51 76 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 42 77 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 56 77 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68 67 77 212
GLYBURIDE 66 66 R 80 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66 66 80 269
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 64 59 82 210
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 56 83 114
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 51 83 71
COMBIVENT 63 42 83 141
DIOVAN 63 54 83 42
VENTOLIN HFA 62 29 87 151
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 61 88 131
LACTULOSE 61 52 88 104
MECLIZINE HCL 60 54 90 124
BACLOFEN 60 0 90 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 59 92 67
AZITHROMYCIN 59 46 92 34
RISPERIDONE 58 53 94 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 48 94 134
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 51 94 128
CELEBREX 57 41 97 103
CHLORTHALIDONE 56 52 98 143
OLANZAPINE 56 56 98 145
BUMETANIDE 56 46 98 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 40 101 102
AMIODARONE HCL 54 38 101 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 53 101 36
SULINDAC 53 38 104 303
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 42 105 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 28 106 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 44 107 105
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 April 10, 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.