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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1692

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1692

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

5% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 875 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 18,951 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,138 859 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 900 779 2 1
LISINOPRIL 809 602 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 789 631 4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 701 592 5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 625 534 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 620 500 7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 545 419 8 9
TRAMADOL HCL 516 376 9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 278 S3 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 424 358 11 21
METFORMIN HCL 403 297 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371 282 13 10
GABAPENTIN 324 215 14 13
IBUPROFEN 316 218 15 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315 250 16 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 264 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274 240 18 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 274 217 18 87
ATENOLOL 271 240 20 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 228 21 23
CRESTOR 260 216 22 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 202 23 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 211 24 38
ALLOPURINOL 237 200 25 30
FENOFIBRATE 234 217 26 63
NEXIUM 233 153 27 25
VERAPAMIL ER 210 164 28 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 206 130 29 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 192 30 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 161 31 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 183 156 32 75
TRAZODONE HCL 181 102 33 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 146 34 18
KLOR-CON M20 164 126 35 48
CLONIDINE HCL 158 98 36 46
CLOPIDOGREL 155 131 37 43
CARVEDILOL 155 118 37 24
PREDNISONE 151 117 39 35
KLOR-CON M10 150 127 40 106
PAROXETINE HCL 148 99 41 60
DIOVAN 142 101 42 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 139 119 43 83
DIOVAN HCT 138 110 44 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 125 45 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 135 121 46 128
JANUVIA 129 76 47 72
PROAIR HFA 127 105 48 40
GLIPIZIDE 125 96 49 47
DIGOXIN 123 99 50 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 111 51 29
SERTRALINE HCL 115 57 52 22
PLAVIX 108 96 53 66
MECLIZINE HCL 107 90 54 124
RANITIDINE HCL 106 92 55 28
TRICOR 105 58 56 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 102 57 36
AMOXICILLIN 103 66 58 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 92 58 76
ZETIA 102 84 60 68
SYNTHROID 102 98 60 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 87 62 65
LOVASTATIN 97 81 63 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 61 64 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL 95 56 64 190
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 57 R 66 54
CEFDINIR 94 70 66 183
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 64 68 102
GLIPIZIDE XL 92 76 69 131
SPIRIVA 90 78 70 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 62 71 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 68 71 67
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 86 83 73 156
LABETALOL HCL 85 85 74 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 76 75 92
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 57 76 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 39 R 77 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 61 77 126
NABUMETONE 78 56 79 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 62 80 152
LANTUS 76 22 81 57
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 71 55 82 333
CYMBALTA 70 52 83 51
EVISTA 69 69 84 140
NAMENDA 67 56 85 50
FAMOTIDINE 66 54 86 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 25 87 136
NIASPAN 63 56 88 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 42 89 52
FLUCONAZOLE 61 49 90 175
ACTOS 60 53 91 117
LOVAZA 60 19 91 176
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 38 R 91 58
AZITHROMYCIN 59 48 94 34
PEN NEEDLE 59 36 94 168
BENICAR HCT 58 45 96 229
LYRICA 58 39 96 111
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 36 98 353
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 42 99 71
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 42 99 118
VESICARE 54 40 99 231
CELEBREX 53 32 102 103
BYSTOLIC 53 41 102 129
LIPITOR 53 41 102 119
SINGULAIR 53 35 102 79
NASONEX 51 38 106 245
CHLORZOXAZONE 50 28 R 107 367
KETOCONAZOLE 50 26 107 242
NAPROXEN 50 40 107 91
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 March 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.