ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

28,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 36

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

7% of this provider’s 721 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 721 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 25,332 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
DONEPEZIL HCL 929 892 1 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 892 857 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 878 785 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 862 769 4 1
LISINOPRIL 827 745 5 2
NAMENDA 813 782 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 807 765 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 746 631 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 745 678 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 643 615 10 7
GABAPENTIN 588 495 11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 532 500 12 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 527 448 13 14
RISPERIDONE 513 426 14 30
TRAZODONE HCL 470 414 15 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 426 388 16 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 382 335 17 37
CYMBALTA 376 321 18 33
METFORMIN HCL 323 299 19 16
TRAMADOL HCL 311 264 20 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 249 21 17
LIDODERM 299 294 22 43
CARVEDILOL 284 238 23 26
KLOR-CON M20 276 232 24 38
LANTUS 262 222 25 27
LEVETIRACETAM 260 182 26 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 255 230 27 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 233 208 28 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 231 188 29 44
SERTRALINE HCL 216 190 30 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 187 31 22
DIOVAN 198 196 32 41
SEROQUEL 191 162 33 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 185 175 34 54
LACTULOSE 184 148 35 93
PREDNISONE 183 173 36 31
ATENOLOL 182 167 37 21
SPIRIVA 182 154 37 61
CLOPIDOGREL 181 171 39 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 168 153 40 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167 136 41 64
CLONIDINE HCL 163 99 42 60
EXELON 155 155 43 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154 141 44 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 142 45 42
ALLOPURINOL 147 147 46 34
OLANZAPINE 144 122 47 102
JANUVIA 143 130 48 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 134 48 13
FAMOTIDINE 142 121 50 39
CEPHALEXIN 140 110 51 66
PAROXETINE HCL 137 101 52 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 118 53 79
PLAVIX 131 119 54 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 120 55 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 121 56 24
HYDROXYZINE HCL 127 102 R 57 133
FENOFIBRATE 127 112 57 85
NOVOLIN R 125 107 59 94
KLOR-CON M10 123 121 60 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 116 S3 61 11
DIGOXIN 121 121 62 56
CLONIDINE 117 108 63 137
NOVOLOG 116 96 64 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116 114 64 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 114 66 36
LATANOPROST 114 102 66 115
AVELOX 111 99 68 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 92 69 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 88 70 59
ABILIFY 100 80 70 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 68 72 154
LOPERAMIDE 96 95 73 115
BACLOFEN 92 23 74 70
LEVEMIR 91 81 75 115
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 87 73 76 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 87 76 25
NYSTATIN 86 72 78 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 41 R 79 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 62 80 51
MIDODRINE HCL 80 66 80 164
FINASTERIDE 75 74 82 97
HALOPERIDOL 73 34 83 122
SANTYL 71 64 84 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 70 85 29
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 56 85 172
SODIUM CHLORIDE 69 67 87 130
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 60 87 80
LEXAPRO 67 60 89 110
MELOXICAM 67 59 89 137
GLIPIZIDE 65 64 91 55
TRAVATAN Z 65 60 91 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 58 91 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 55 94 92
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 26 R 94 176
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 94 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 62 97 108
LABETALOL HCL 62 39 98 178
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 32 R 99 86
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 59 100 182
NEXIUM 56 56 101 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 44 101 186
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 19 101 91
ZETIA 55 55 104 140
LAMOTRIGINE 54 41 105 190
OLANZAPINE ODT 54 38 105 190
IBUPROFEN 53 45 107 147
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 108 197
HUMALOG 52 42 108 77
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 52 108 197
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 50 111 50
KETOCONAZOLE 51 28 111 203
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 44 113 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 50 113 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 41 113 206
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.