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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 1692

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 1692

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

64% of this provider’s 334 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 6,260 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,945 632 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 552 219 2 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 468 178 3 23
CARISOPRODOL 429 60 R 4 137
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 217 5 4
TRAMADOL HCL 400 94 6 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335 67 S2 7 70
LISINOPRIL 279 156 8 2
FUROSEMIDE 276 153 9 7
ATENOLOL 274 115 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 152 11 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 110 12 12
SIMVASTATIN 222 75 13 1
PROMETHAZINE HCL 220 29 R 14 81
NEXIUM 217 84 15 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 216 67 16 65
MELOXICAM 213 101 17 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 210 55 18 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 204 101 19 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201 86 20 39
ENDOCET 197 47 S2 21 132
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 52 22 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 113 23 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 99 24 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 57 25 21
PROAIR HFA 165 59 26 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 113 27 11
GABAPENTIN 147 37 28 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 57 29 18
CEPHALEXIN 135 49 30 89
AZITHROMYCIN 133 51 31 34
GEMFIBROZIL 132 41 32 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 65 33 32
ALLOPURINOL 111 35 34 30
CLOPIDOGREL 106 46 35 43
IBUPROFEN 103 23 36 78
AMOXICILLIN 103 44 36 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 35 38 52
FLUCONAZOLE 99 42 39 175
SERTRALINE HCL 97 30 40 22
METFORMIN HCL 95 49 41 8
PAROXETINE HCL 94 54 42 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 11 42 127
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 35 42 14
DIOVAN HCT 93 46 45 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 46 46 55
NAPROXEN 89 39 47 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 14 R 48 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 0 49 27
SYNTHROID 78 42 50 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 22 51 69
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 37 52 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 15 53 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 39 53 118
ESTRADIOL 74 22 R 53 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 38 R 56 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 12 57 84
PLAVIX 68 31 58 66
NABUMETONE 66 13 59 158
TOPIRAMATE 65 0 60 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 42 61 96
RANITIDINE HCL 62 19 62 28
LANTUS 60 52 63 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 34 64 31
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 25 64 219
FINASTERIDE 59 29 64 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 15 S2 67 94
MIRTAZAPINE 54 0 68 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 12 68 76
ZETIA 53 39 70 68
SPIRIVA 53 25 70 44
SUCRALFATE 53 26 70 172
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 0 R 70 211
TRAZODONE HCL 52 12 74 33
CYMBALTA 52 12 74 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 0 76 19
MECLIZINE HCL 50 30 77 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 15 77 199
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 May 14, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.