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Prescriber Checkup

DAVID KING M.D.

1160 VARNUM ST NE CAPITOL HEALTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC - SUITE 317

Washington | District of Columbia | 20017

(202) 636-1130

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 178

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 178

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 District of Columbia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,067 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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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 District of Columbia
LISINOPRIL 763 516 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 370 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 469 305 3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364 242 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 340 211 5 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 259 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 320 203 7 9
GABAPENTIN 301 134 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 265 176 9 6
CLONIDINE HCL 259 204 10 28
DIOVAN 240 177 11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 155 12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 124 13 10
CRESTOR 174 115 14 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 83 15 19
ATENOLOL 160 85 16 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158 126 17 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 155 98 18 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 148 127 19 34
CLOPIDOGREL 138 96 20 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 105 21 33
PEN NEEDLE 133 68 22 119
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127 76 S3 23 20
NEXIUM 124 40 24 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 67 25 15
BACLOFEN 120 28 25 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 103 27 24
ONGLYZA 119 82 27 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 84 29 63
ALLOPURINOL 117 107 30 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 67 30 12
LANTUS 112 74 32 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106 34 R 33 100
PLAVIX 104 72 34 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 59 35 49
SPIRIVA 94 60 36 65
JANUVIA 92 61 37 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 56 38 46
VOLTAREN 87 57 39 137
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 23 40 118
CARVEDILOL 84 68 41 27
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 59 42 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 35 43 79
JANUMET 76 61 44 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 75 45 21
MICARDIS 75 57 45 97
PROAIR HFA 74 48 47 35
RANITIDINE HCL 73 48 48 39
TRAMADOL HCL 72 37 49 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 39 50 98
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 0 S3 51 37
COLCRYS 68 60 52 52
SERTRALINE HCL 67 21 53 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 22 S2 53 31
IBUPROFEN 66 21 55 44
PRANDIN 65 59 56 149
DILTIAZEM ER 64 41 57 151
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 12 R 58 156
GLIPIZIDE 61 42 59 18
LIPITOR 60 37 60 62
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 41 61 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 24 62 40
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 56 R 62 172
KOMBIGLYZE XR 56 27 64 174
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54 35 65 179
KLOR-CON M20 54 50 65 41
LABETALOL HCL 53 41 67 133
NASONEX 51 18 68 185
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 0 S2 68 127
LATANOPROST 51 46 68 77
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 April 9, 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.