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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 1692

$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 188 out of 1692

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

4% of this provider’s 674 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 674 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 9,646 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 500 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 517 432 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 448 339 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 409 252 S3 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 388 312 5 12
LISINOPRIL 351 260 6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 288 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 243 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 254 9 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 223 159 10 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 168 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 209 173 12 8
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 185 13 118
METFORMIN HCL ER 189 135 14 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 123 14 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 174 16 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 139 17 27
FUROSEMIDE 180 161 17 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 109 19 18
SERTRALINE HCL 161 118 20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 141 21 10
AMOXICILLIN 151 111 22 95
ATENOLOL 144 120 23 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 134 24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 125 89 25 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 86 26 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 79 27 38
DIOVAN 111 92 27 42
NEXIUM 103 87 29 25
AZITHROMYCIN 94 82 30 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 79 31 31
RAMIPRIL 89 89 32 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 72 33 61
SYNTHROID 87 75 33 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 74 33 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 65 36 161
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 69 S3 37 142
PLAVIX 78 50 38 66
DIOVAN HCT 75 63 39 73
TRAMADOL HCL 74 55 40 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 37 41 39
GABAPENTIN 72 42 42 13
PROAIR HFA 66 46 43 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 54 44 84
CRESTOR 64 48 45 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 38 46 74
ZETIA 61 51 47 68
AGGRENOX 60 49 48 193
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 51 48 36
PREDNISONE 60 41 48 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 33 R 51 58
TORSEMIDE 59 34 51 163
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 47 51 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 16 S2 51 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 23 55 21
CARVEDILOL 56 36 56 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 50 56 29
COLCRYS 56 56 56 154
PEN NEEDLE 55 28 59 168
PAROXETINE HCL 53 40 60 60
FENOFIBRATE 52 42 61 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 49 61 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 42 63 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 25 63 105
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. 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.