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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1692

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1692

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

7% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 29,500 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 1,791 1,455 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,610 891 S3 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,120 998 3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,094 880 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 918 792 5 4
GABAPENTIN 702 472 6 13
METFORMIN HCL 655 436 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 653 518 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 633 542 9 10
SIMVASTATIN 625 458 10 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 559 547 11 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 552 438 12 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 540 525 13 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 534 489 14 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 504 429 15 62
RANITIDINE HCL 500 331 16 28
SERTRALINE HCL 460 368 17 22
NAMENDA 448 430 18 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 425 328 19 21
MIRTAZAPINE 400 378 20 53
TRAZODONE HCL 394 264 21 33
LANTUS 382 305 22 57
MELOXICAM 366 251 23 41
CLOPIDOGREL 343 297 24 43
ATENOLOL 334 236 25 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 315 297 26 110
CARVEDILOL 315 286 26 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313 242 28 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 251 29 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 304 198 30 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 299 221 31 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 295 226 32 27
PLAVIX 284 242 33 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 276 229 34 55
PREDNISONE 262 175 35 35
NOVOLOG 258 197 36 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 256 232 37 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 251 80 R 38 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 197 39 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 227 172 40 105
NEXIUM 225 125 41 25
TRAMADOL HCL 223 145 42 16
KLOR-CON M20 216 170 43 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 215 152 44 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208 142 45 11
SEROQUEL 207 181 46 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 204 183 47 152
AZITHROMYCIN 203 156 48 34
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 199 170 49 226
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 155 50 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 193 116 50 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 190 129 R 52 81
SPIRIVA 190 134 52 44
PROAIR HFA 189 84 54 40
FAMOTIDINE 189 117 54 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 149 56 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 187 173 56 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 182 87 R 58 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 175 141 59 100
DIGOXIN 174 158 60 85
RISPERIDONE 171 132 61 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 138 62 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 168 162 63 96
LOVASTATIN 161 140 64 37
CLONIDINE HCL 161 89 64 46
CEPHALEXIN 159 132 66 89
FINASTERIDE 157 136 67 99
ZOSTAVAX 156 146 68 80
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 153 57 69 202
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 125 70 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151 114 71 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 146 138 R 72 188
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 144 135 73 155
OLANZAPINE 141 99 74 145
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 103 75 93
TAMIFLU 133 115 76 205
DIOVAN 132 119 77 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 101 78 39
CYMBALTA 130 69 78 51
CRESTOR 129 82 80 26
NYSTATIN 127 109 81 150
JANUVIA 126 88 82 72
IBUPROFEN 125 89 83 78
VENTOLIN HFA 122 77 84 151
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 82 85 12
CILOSTAZOL 119 105 86 232
PENTOXIFYLLINE 119 116 86 293
LYRICA 118 23 88 111
SINGULAIR 117 90 89 79
SUCRALFATE 116 104 90 172
HALOPERIDOL 116 116 90 165
LACTULOSE 114 101 92 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 74 93 97
KETOCONAZOLE 109 63 94 242
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 40 95 136
PAROXETINE HCL 105 75 96 60
ALLOPURINOL 103 90 97 30
GEMFIBROZIL 101 41 98 98
GLIPIZIDE 99 81 99 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 90 100 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 46 101 109
LABETALOL HCL 93 67 102 207
BUPROPION HCL SR 92 63 103 171
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 89 77 104 391
LOPERAMIDE 89 80 104 255
CARISOPRODOL 87 24 R 106 137
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 86 46 R 107 211
HYDROXYZINE HCL 85 54 R 108 182
LEVETIRACETAM 83 18 109 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 76 109 92
BYSTOLIC 83 65 109 129
BACLOFEN 81 40 112 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 54 113 212
NITROSTAT 77 51 114 225
FENTANYL 77 72 S2 114 88
AVODART 77 72 114 173
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 51 117 126
PRIMIDONE 76 61 117 282
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 15 119 127
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 53 119 83
FLUCONAZOLE 74 41 119 175
COLCRYS 73 50 122 154
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 60 123 113
GUANFACINE HCL 72 34 R 123 276
LEVOXYL 71 71 125 170
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 71 R 125 185
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 70 70 127 368
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 32 127 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 24 127 84
GLIPIZIDE XL 69 37 130 131
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 61 130 87
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 53 132 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 28 132 102
SEROQUEL XR 65 40 134 278
CELEBREX 65 25 134 103
CEFDINIR 64 52 136 183
RESTASIS 64 64 136 300
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 34 136 144
COMBIVENT 64 33 136 141
ABILIFY 62 41 140 194
XARELTO 62 62 140 361
BUDESONIDE 61 61 142 291
NYSTOP 61 54 142 195
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 59 144 32
VESICARE 60 49 144 231
MECLIZINE HCL 60 55 144 124
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 60 55 R 144 427
NAPROXEN 59 43 148 91
HUMALOG 57 36 149 178
LATANOPROST 56 56 150 222
AMOXICILLIN 55 50 151 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 38 151 38
IMIPRAMINE HCL 54 44 R 153 439
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 29 153 19
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 53 53 155 251
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 29 S3 155 142
ACTOS 53 35 155 117
PEN NEEDLE 52 28 158 168
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 39 158 259
KLOR-CON M10 52 51 158 106
DOXEPIN HCL 51 48 161 204
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 Dec. 1, 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.