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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1692

$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 1692

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
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this specialty
in Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 845 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 845 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 10,017 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LISINOPRIL 613 441 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496 368 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 490 363 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 286 S3 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 380 303 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 228 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310 287 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 305 164 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 285 231 9 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 251 176 10 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244 180 11 62
TRAZODONE HCL 241 122 12 33
GABAPENTIN 236 156 13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 235 151 14 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 174 15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200 121 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 182 94 17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 142 17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 126 19 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 163 20 29
MIRTAZAPINE 157 133 21 53
LANTUS 156 101 22 57
RISPERIDONE 148 121 23 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 138 101 24 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 126 25 18
CARVEDILOL 136 94 26 24
ATENOLOL 135 87 27 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 101 28 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL 126 115 29 190
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122 104 30 155
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 83 31 11
KLOR-CON M20 111 86 32 48
GLIPIZIDE 109 74 33 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 93 34 110
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 74 35 20
HUMALOG 101 61 36 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 84 37 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 31 37 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 87 37 96
PROAIR HFA 90 58 40 40
SEROQUEL 88 65 41 130
CYMBALTA 86 42 42 51
RANITIDINE HCL 85 66 43 28
LOVASTATIN 81 59 44 37
LEVETIRACETAM 81 59 44 107
OXYCODONE HCL 81 51 S2 44 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 67 47 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 44 48 19
OLANZAPINE 77 57 49 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 60 50 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 63 50 45
BACLOFEN 75 39 52 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 54 53 23
PREDNISONE 73 56 54 35
AZITHROMYCIN 72 47 55 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 42 55 17
NAMENDA 70 65 57 50
SPIRIVA 70 56 57 44
NEXIUM 69 34 59 25
ALLOPURINOL 65 49 60 30
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 26 60 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 25 60 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 25 R 63 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 24 64 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 30 65 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 53 66 27
CLOPIDOGREL 58 20 67 43
FINASTERIDE 57 52 68 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 45 69 36
LACTULOSE 53 33 70 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 39 R 70 58
IBUPROFEN 51 35 72 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 37 73 65
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 Aug. 12, 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.