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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1692

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1692

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

12% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 845 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 23,215 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,481 1,088 1 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,186 737 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,169 667 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,151 633 S3 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,148 704 5 1
LISINOPRIL 1,013 686 6 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 945 628 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 847 674 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 815 617 9 10
GABAPENTIN 725 391 10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688 513 11 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 652 573 12 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 530 401 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 486 268 14 23
ATENOLOL 474 278 15 15
JANUVIA 444 284 16 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431 328 17 20
NEXIUM 387 203 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 248 19 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 281 20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 343 244 21 31
FENOFIBRATE 338 172 22 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 326 185 23 61
CLOPIDOGREL 297 218 24 43
CYMBALTA 297 158 24 51
SINGULAIR 295 154 26 79
TRAMADOL HCL 295 166 26 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 293 290 28 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 170 28 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287 192 30 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 284 191 31 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 213 32 19
AZITHROMYCIN 272 159 33 34
ALLOPURINOL 252 127 34 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 245 82 R 35 54
TRAZODONE HCL 232 139 36 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 185 37 36
PLAVIX 224 170 38 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 221 182 39 55
SERTRALINE HCL 209 123 40 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 208 153 41 32
ENDOCET 207 95 S2 42 132
DIGOXIN 204 185 43 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 126 44 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 143 45 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 194 145 R 46 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 80 S2 46 94
CLONIDINE HCL 190 120 48 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 190 88 48 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 114 50 52
PROAIR HFA 179 118 51 40
LANTUS 176 86 52 57
OXYCONTIN 174 74 S2 53 148
DIOVAN 166 152 54 42
FAMOTIDINE 161 130 55 86
LYRICA 161 123 55 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156 139 57 64
NAMENDA 152 152 58 50
METHOCARBAMOL 149 92 R 59 179
TRICOR 148 47 60 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 55 61 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 82 S2 62 70
LOVASTATIN 143 112 62 37
SPIRIVA 137 102 64 44
SYNTHROID 134 94 65 59
ZETIA 134 98 65 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 133 38 S2 67 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 54 R 68 81
CRESTOR 127 78 69 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 92 70 45
CARVEDILOL 121 96 71 24
BUPROPION HCL SR 121 46 71 171
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 80 73 71
MECLIZINE HCL 115 78 74 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 115 28 74 109
PREDNISONE 113 76 76 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 104 77 38
CEFDINIR 108 70 78 183
PAROXETINE HCL 106 59 79 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105 58 80 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 72 80 100
KLOR-CON M20 98 76 82 48
NAPROXEN 97 47 83 91
KLOR-CON 10 95 71 84 159
DILANTIN 95 38 84 252
LIDODERM 93 64 86 138
BACLOFEN 92 28 87 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 64 88 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 48 89 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 89 42 89 127
RANITIDINE HCL 87 52 91 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 81 92 83
CELEBREX 83 46 93 103
GEMFIBROZIL 83 57 93 98
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83 45 93 226
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 81 96 62
NASONEX 80 38 97 245
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 59 98 126
MIRTAZAPINE 79 71 98 53
BYSTOLIC 78 78 100 129
MORPHINE SULFATE 77 17 S2 101 247
NYSTATIN 77 51 101 150
SUCRALFATE 77 50 101 172
LEXAPRO 76 56 104 240
RAMIPRIL 73 73 105 108
VENTOLIN HFA 72 18 106 151
HUMULIN 70-30 72 53 106 228
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 18 106 87
MELOXICAM 72 43 106 41
COMBIVENT 72 44 106 141
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 38 111 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 27 112 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 48 112 84
GLIPIZIDE 69 50 114 47
LACTULOSE 69 61 114 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 53 116 67
IBUPROFEN 68 0 116 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 29 118 49
NATEGLINIDE 66 22 118 304
EVISTA 65 63 120 140
NITROSTAT 64 45 121 225
PREMARIN 63 13 R 122 254
AVODART 63 44 122 173
GLYBURIDE 60 46 R 124 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 20 125 101
METHADONE HCL 59 44 S2 125 135
FINASTERIDE 58 52 127 99
FLUCONAZOLE 58 25 127 175
PEN NEEDLE 58 37 127 168
NOVOLOG 58 40 127 120
VESICARE 57 19 131 231
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 44 132 110
DIOVAN HCT 56 44 132 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 42 132 92
OXYCODONE HCL 54 45 S2 135 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 40 136 96
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 12 136 210
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 138 137
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 28 139 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 32 139 113
SURE COMFORT 50 23 141 460
SEROQUEL 50 49 141 130
LIPITOR 50 43 141 119
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 141 164
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 July 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.