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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1692

$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1692

663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 663 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,286 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
SIMVASTATIN 868 547 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 812 487 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 636 466 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 602 472 4 8
LISINOPRIL 586 404 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502 437 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 498 282 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453 210 S3 8 6
ATENOLOL 399 237 9 15
GABAPENTIN 371 211 10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348 241 11 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 219 12 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 234 13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 258 174 14 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 141 15 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 167 16 10
NEXIUM 245 147 17 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 180 18 14
ALLOPURINOL 216 147 19 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 208 160 20 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 155 21 17
CARVEDILOL 183 125 22 24
GLYBURIDE 176 136 R 23 82
IBUPROFEN 175 84 24 78
OXYCODONE HCL 171 73 S2 25 56
CLOPIDOGREL 166 132 26 43
MELOXICAM 161 113 27 41
JANUVIA 159 127 28 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 151 112 29 133
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 79 30 18
ZETIA 143 86 31 68
RANITIDINE HCL 138 87 32 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 100 33 65
DIGOXIN 134 123 34 85
SYNTHROID 131 70 35 59
AZITHROMYCIN 130 81 36 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 69 37 27
KLOR-CON M20 124 59 38 48
CELEBREX 123 75 39 103
PAROXETINE HCL 113 38 40 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 97 41 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 72 42 19
PLAVIX 109 89 43 66
GEMFIBROZIL 109 78 43 98
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106 13 S2 45 121
GLIPIZIDE 105 86 46 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 92 47 61
PROAIR HFA 100 75 48 40
SERTRALINE HCL 98 61 49 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 67 50 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 55 R 50 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 91 59 52 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 59 53 31
CLONIDINE HCL 90 57 53 46
VERAPAMIL ER 90 65 53 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 37 56 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 66 57 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 57 29
ENDOCET 84 36 S2 59 132
DIOVAN 83 67 60 42
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 61 60 109
NAPROXEN 80 38 62 91
LOVASTATIN 77 53 63 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 50 64 21
NABUMETONE 74 66 65 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 50 66 126
FAMOTIDINE 72 50 66 86
TRAZODONE HCL 71 30 68 33
RAMIPRIL 71 55 68 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 41 R 70 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 36 71 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 61 72 64
CRESTOR 64 50 73 26
LOVAZA 64 38 73 176
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 50 75 96
LYRICA 63 41 75 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 46 77 74
SPIRIVA 61 47 77 44
MECLIZINE HCL 60 45 79 124
LANTUS 60 13 79 57
MORPHINE SULFATE 59 0 S2 81 247
METHOCARBAMOL 59 27 R 81 179
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 47 83 69
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 45 83 93
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 52 85 209
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 28 86 118
PREDNISONE 55 46 86 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 42 R 86 81
TRICOR 55 55 86 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 45 86 100
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 21 S2 91 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 49 92 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 38 93 32
EXFORGE 52 52 93 229
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 52 93 128
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 34 96 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 26 97 134
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 Nov. 17, 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.