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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 1692

$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 1692

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

8% of this provider’s 550 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 550 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 9,571 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 449 281 S3 1 6
LISINOPRIL 392 311 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 367 298 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365 320 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 353 286 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 284 244 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 201 7 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 179 8 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 159 9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 179 118 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 130 11 21
ATENOLOL 172 148 12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171 142 13 3
METFORMIN HCL 166 122 14 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 146 15 29
ALLOPURINOL 150 94 16 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 115 17 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 146 100 18 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 113 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 131 99 20 33
RANITIDINE HCL 128 114 21 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 92 21 11
GLYBURIDE 119 80 R 23 82
NYSTATIN 116 100 24 150
RISPERIDONE 115 112 25 77
NAMENDA 114 102 26 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111 63 27 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 80 27 36
SERTRALINE HCL 109 84 29 22
LANTUS 105 61 30 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 90 31 62
CYMBALTA 100 65 32 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 81 33 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 96 34 17
NEXIUM 97 58 34 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 87 36 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 78 37 27
NAPROXEN 93 43 37 91
MELOXICAM 90 70 39 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 65 40 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 64 41 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 39 42 105
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 80 43 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 54 44 31
GABAPENTIN 78 42 44 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 40 46 52
MIRTAZAPINE 76 76 46 53
PREDNISONE 73 54 48 35
METHADONE HCL 73 68 S2 48 135
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 0 R 50 54
FENOFIBRATE 70 61 50 63
FINASTERIDE 63 44 52 99
TAMIFLU 63 54 52 205
AZITHROMYCIN 63 53 52 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 54 55 155
KLOR-CON M10 58 58 56 106
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 57 S3 57 142
CARVEDILOL 56 42 58 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 42 58 71
PROAIR HFA 55 16 60 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 39 60 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 28 62 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 52 62 55
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 17 64 202
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 29 R 64 81
COMBIVENT 51 19 66 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 41 66 65
CEPHALEXIN 51 41 66 89
CLOPIDOGREL 50 35 69 43
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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.