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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1692

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1692

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

13% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 664 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 14,583 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
FUROSEMIDE 585 532 1 7
LISINOPRIL 498 457 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 496 354 S3 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 450 410 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 444 383 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 405 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386 376 7 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 294 8 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 288 288 9 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 251 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 212 11 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 215 12 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 197 13 18
GABAPENTIN 228 195 14 13
LANTUS 222 221 15 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 198 16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 166 17 12
CARVEDILOL 192 164 18 24
NAMENDA 190 188 19 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 162 20 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 163 21 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 171 22 31
TRAMADOL HCL 173 163 23 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 144 24 23
ATENOLOL 170 146 25 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 157 26 55
MIRTAZAPINE 153 152 27 53
CYMBALTA 152 150 28 51
KLOR-CON M20 149 133 29 48
SERTRALINE HCL 148 139 30 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135 104 31 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132 128 32 76
DIOVAN 131 109 33 42
METFORMIN HCL 131 106 33 8
JANUVIA 125 102 35 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 119 35 36
TRAZODONE HCL 118 96 37 33
ALLOPURINOL 114 100 38 30
SPIRIVA 110 100 39 44
NOVOLOG 103 88 40 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 100 41 45
GLIPIZIDE 101 98 41 47
FENTANYL 101 78 S2 41 88
SEROQUEL 100 92 44 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 85 45 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95 93 46 155
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 87 47 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 90 47 39
AZITHROMYCIN 92 89 49 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 79 50 17
PREDNISONE 88 80 51 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86 52 110
NEXIUM 84 68 53 25
AMIODARONE HCL 79 65 54 234
CLOPIDOGREL 77 69 55 43
BACLOFEN 77 31 55 115
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 76 72 57 202
BUMETANIDE 73 58 58 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 61 58 74
CRESTOR 73 70 58 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 68 61 152
LEVETIRACETAM 67 62 62 107
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 60 S2 63 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 42 63 52
RISPERIDONE 65 63 65 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 57 65 71
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 60 R 67 185
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 50 67 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 47 69 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 42 R 70 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 58 R 71 58
GLYBURIDE 59 58 R 72 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 49 72 96
PAROXETINE HCL 59 58 72 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 53 R 75 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 57 75 19
PLAVIX 57 57 77 66
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 78 269
SINGULAIR 55 54 79 79
DIGOXIN 55 55 79 85
NYSTATIN 55 52 79 150
TAMIFLU 54 50 82 205
OLANZAPINE 53 44 83 145
LOVASTATIN 51 51 84 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 51 84 69
LYRICA 50 42 86 111
HUMULIN R 50 37 86 460
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. 30, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.