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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1692

$740K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 1692

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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this specialty
in Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,912 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

31 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
OMEPRAZOLE 549 475 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542 437 2 4
LISINOPRIL 510 465 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 425 378 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 370 5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 341 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386 354 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 384 342 8 1
SERTRALINE HCL 371 325 9 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265 219 10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 186 S3 11 6
GABAPENTIN 237 184 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 207 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 231 215 14 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 113 15 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163 16 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 119 17 20
TRAZODONE HCL 155 103 18 33
RANITIDINE HCL 137 122 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 101 19 18
ALLOPURINOL 134 77 21 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 114 22 62
MIRTAZAPINE 132 128 23 53
NEXIUM 124 81 24 25
ATENOLOL 116 102 25 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 97 26 11
KLOR-CON M20 112 110 27 48
NAMENDA 105 95 28 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 103 90 29 186
CYMBALTA 103 63 29 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 78 29 38
CLOPIDOGREL 101 96 32 43
DIGOXIN 100 82 33 85
NOVOLOG 94 76 34 120
BUMETANIDE 94 80 34 125
GLIPIZIDE 93 52 36 47
CARVEDILOL 93 89 36 24
KLOR-CON M10 90 67 38 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 79 39 17
CARAFATE 86 86 40 290
LANTUS 78 76 41 57
FENOFIBRATE 76 73 42 63
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 73 43 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 55 43 19
DIOVAN 72 48 45 42
AZITHROMYCIN 72 58 45 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 66 47 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 67 48 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 44 49 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 50 96
LOVASTATIN 66 66 50 37
PLAVIX 66 64 50 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 59 53 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 65 53 84
SPS 64 64 55 366
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 49 R 55 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 56 57 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 53 58 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 60 58 101
CLONIDINE HCL 60 36 58 46
DIOVAN HCT 56 43 61 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 55 62 155
LEVEMIR 54 24 63 184
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 32 63 45
CEPHALEXIN 53 40 65 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 46 65 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 40 65 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 25 65 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 42 69 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 46 70 31
JANUVIA 51 27 70 72
PAROXETINE HCL 50 21 72 60
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 Aug. 12, 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.