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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,847Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1692

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1692

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

3% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,093 562 S3 1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 654 457 2 5
LISINOPRIL 569 327 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 533 381 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 515 386 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504 456 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 362 7 4
RANITIDINE HCL 401 194 8 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336 247 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327 231 10 20
GABAPENTIN 315 214 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 134 12 23
NEXIUM 257 114 13 25
METFORMIN HCL 228 138 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 186 15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 186 16 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 206 17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 202 105 18 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 200 168 19 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 127 20 21
ATENOLOL 196 137 21 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 127 22 18
CLOPIDOGREL 180 139 23 43
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 169 94 24 210
IBUPROFEN 164 78 25 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 66 26 45
ALLOPURINOL 158 115 27 30
FAMOTIDINE 145 95 28 86
SERTRALINE HCL 145 69 28 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 144 117 30 96
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 143 104 R 31 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 75 32 55
GLYBURIDE 141 110 R 33 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 97 33 31
PLAVIX 141 112 33 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 84 R 36 58
AZITHROMYCIN 136 90 37 34
SINGULAIR 131 80 38 79
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 56 39 118
PAROXETINE HCL 126 90 40 60
VENTOLIN HFA 115 28 41 151
LACTULOSE 114 77 42 104
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 94 42 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 43 44 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 74 45 71
MELOXICAM 107 73 46 41
RISPERIDONE 104 80 47 77
CARVEDILOL 104 64 47 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 58 49 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 57 49 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 61 51 144
AMOXICILLIN 98 74 51 95
LEVETIRACETAM 97 90 53 107
DIGOXIN 94 70 54 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 38 55 62
PROAIR HFA 93 46 55 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 33 57 146
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90 54 57 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 47 57 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 62 60 39
CLONIDINE HCL 89 80 60 46
DIOVAN 89 71 60 42
SYMBICORT 88 56 63 166
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 38 63 12
PREDNISONE 84 50 65 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83 60 66 214
SPIRIVA 79 35 67 44
CRESTOR 76 54 68 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 51 69 27
NAMENDA 74 74 70 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 46 71 100
METHOCARBAMOL 71 12 R 72 179
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 50 73 61
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 57 74 115
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 35 75 93
KLOR-CON M20 66 52 75 48
ZETIA 61 53 77 68
NAPROXEN 60 43 78 91
CYMBALTA 59 50 79 51
TORSEMIDE 58 53 80 163
LANTUS 58 27 80 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 55 R 82 185
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 41 82 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 16 82 52
TRICOR 56 33 85 112
MECLIZINE HCL 56 45 85 124
MIRTAZAPINE 55 40 87 53
GLIPIZIDE 54 46 88 47
SUCRALFATE 54 19 88 172
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 43 90 113
DIOVAN HCT 52 24 90 73
HUMULIN 70-30 52 30 90 228
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 42 93 32
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.