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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1171

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1171

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

9% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,883 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
LISINOPRIL 765 718 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 720 688 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606 568 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 591 550 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 555 497 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 511 476 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 468 430 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 338 8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350 300 9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 298 10 10
ATENOLOL 334 333 11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311 289 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 277 256 13 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256 256 S3 14 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 245 15 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 226 179 16 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207 191 17 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 164 18 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 171 154 19 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 20 24
TRAMADOL HCL 168 163 21 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 147 22 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 158 22 21
ALLOPURINOL 164 153 24 31
GABAPENTIN 163 135 25 16
GLIPIZIDE 158 135 26 47
NEXIUM 150 120 27 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 118 28 26
LOVASTATIN 126 126 29 36
PROAIR HFA 107 89 30 49
AZITHROMYCIN 105 91 31 43
FAMOTIDINE 103 80 32 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 99 32 44
LANTUS 100 96 34 46
CRESTOR 99 83 35 27
PREDNISONE 94 83 36 39
FENOFIBRATE 93 75 37 81
NAMENDA 92 92 38 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 64 39 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 85 40 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84 41 40
CARVEDILOL 85 83 42 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 42 82
FINASTERIDE 84 67 44 88
TRAZODONE HCL 82 80 45 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 73 46 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 44 S2 47 59
KLOR-CON M20 70 67 48 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 63 48 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 64 48 150
CLOPIDOGREL 66 51 51 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 64 52 83
VERAPAMIL ER 64 60 52 91
DIOVAN 64 63 52 32
NIASPAN 64 64 52 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 36 56 29
FENTANYL 63 63 S2 56 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 45 58 69
CEPHALEXIN 60 58 59 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 52 59 113
KLOR-CON 10 59 52 61 126
COLCRYS 59 44 61 159
PAROXETINE HCL 58 43 63 62
MIRTAZAPINE 57 57 64 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 53 64 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 54 66 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 41 67 86
RANITIDINE HCL 52 46 68 38
HUMALOG 50 46 69 132
DIGOXIN 50 36 69 68
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 April 26, 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.