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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1199

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1199

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Virginia
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 878 774 121 1 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 821 760 88 2 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 801 718 43 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 774 669 96 4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 764 638 94 5 6
LISINOPRIL 640 540 92 6 3
NAMENDA 631 613 50 7 36
MIRTAZAPINE 624 568 95 8 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 567 528 93 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 559 505 105 10 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 498 480 56 A 11 45
FUROSEMIDE 484 411 75 12 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475 375 73 S3 13 9
ZETIA 420 363 33 14 65
SIMVASTATIN 419 361 60 15 2
CARVEDILOL 407 374 62 16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 391 386* 61 17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390 362 68 18 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 361 317 56 19 61
SERTRALINE HCL 352 303 43 20 23
GABAPENTIN 348 303 48 21 15
CRESTOR 337 263 39 22 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 332 298 67 23 24
BUMETANIDE 325 277 42 24 93
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 285 245 92 25 111
JANUVIA 267 238 24 26 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 262 257* 39 27 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 235 44 27 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 223 38 29 25
CLOPIDOGREL 257 245 39 30 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 253 209 79 31 71
LEVEMIR 252 186 32 32 146
TRAMADOL HCL 244 214 52 33 18
ALPRAZOLAM 240 209 39 B 34 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 197 34 35 28
METFORMIN HCL 234 203 37 36 8
CLONIDINE HCL 218 189 33 37 51
FAMOTIDINE* 213 152 39 38 74
LORAZEPAM 210 205* 42 B 39 26
EXELON 199 184 28 40 154
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 198 193* 24 41 135
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 194 170 21 42 107
OLANZAPINE 194 177 22 A 42 137
NYSTATIN 178 152 55 44 128
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 155 29 44 16
CYMBALTA 177 145 16 46 54
LYRICA 175 145 19 47 117
SPIRIVA 174 156 32 48 63
NOVOLOG 171 166* 39 49 115
COLCRYS 168 163* 11 50 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168 145 20 50 108
LEVETIRACETAM 167 121 24 52 83
RANITIDINE HCL 163 139 28 53 41
CEPHALEXIN 161 127 65 54 99
ALLOPURINOL 160 155* 24 55 34
VOLTAREN 157 145 28 56 143
LIDODERM 152 132 20 57 121
CEFTRIAXONE* 151 132 78 58 235
CELEBREX 151 151 13 58 91
DIOVAN 149 132 15 60 38
MUPIROCIN* 147 101 79 61 192
HUMALOG 146 127 37 62 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 120 23 63 12
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 135 <11 <11 64 247
ABILIFY 134 105 17 A 65 147
PREDNISONE 133 115 39 66 40
SANTYL 132 105 34 67 181
BACLOFEN 132 82 22 67 98
LANTUS 130 125* 31 69 60
RISPERIDONE 130 109 21 A 69 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128 108 25 71 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 123* 20 71 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 108 63 73 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 98 16 74 64
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 114 109* 23 75 206
JANTOVEN 105 <11 <11 76 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 84 55 76 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 90 22 78 10
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 104 99* 45 78 240
LIDOCAINE HCL* 103 88 63 80 257
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 66 55 81 162
FENTANYL 100 79 18 S2 82 95
DALIRESP 99 <11 <11 83 334
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 97 75 16 84 342
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 71 31 85 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 69 13 86 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 77 22 S2 87 66
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 89 89 16 88 240
HALOPERIDOL 89 89 16 A 88 179
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 83* 55 R 90 104
AVODART 88 <11 <11 90 188
LACTULOSE 87 73 16 92 102
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 87 <11 <11 92 240
FINASTERIDE 84 79* 14 94 89
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 57 44 94 134
IBUPROFEN 82 41 22 96 78
CLONAZEPAM 81 37 15 B 97 56
FENOFIBRATE* 81 <11 <11 97 76
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 80 75* 15 99 207
OXYCODONE HCL 80 39 23 S2 99 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 67 41 101 126
GLIPIZIDE 79 74* 18 101 50
ATENOLOL 78 63 14 103 17
PHENOBARBITAL 76 <11 <11 R 104 251
AMIODARONE HCL 75 75 17 105 174
TORSEMIDE 75 70* 13 105 149
SYMBICORT 75 61 17 105 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 74 11 108 123
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 74 60 20 108 196
BYSTOLIC 73 <11 <11 110 90
AVELOX 73 68* 41 110 254
AGGRENOX 73 <11 <11 110 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 <11 <11 113 148
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72 <11 <11 R 113 158
FLUCONAZOLE 71 34 31 115 183
PAROXETINE HCL 70 <11 <11 116 68
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70 65* 29 116 172
PHENYTOIN 69 <11 <11 118 200
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 56 16 R 118 175
LATANOPROST 68 68 15 120 169
MELOXICAM 67 62* 14 121 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 <11 <11 121 42
TRAZODONE HCL 66 37 17 123 37
NAMENDA XR 65 60* 12 124 265
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 <11 <11 124 59
KLOR-CON M20 63 58* 17 126 48
LOPERAMIDE 62 57* 43 127 213
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 57* 11 127 242
LOVASTATIN 62 57* 12 127 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 <11 <11 130 109
PROCRIT 61 <11 <11 130 320
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 <11 <11 132 62
NEXIUM 59 29 13 132 32
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 59 13 132 224
DEXILANT 59 <11 <11 132 182
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 <11 <11 136 57
CILOSTAZOL 57 <11 <11 136 354
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 <11 <11 138 185
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 55 <11 <11 139 195
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 <11 <11 139 205
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 <11 <11 S2 141 86
CEFEPIME HCL 54 37 20 141 371
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 49* 14 141 438
TOPIRAMATE 53 <11 <11 144 176
PILOCARPINE HCL 52 <11 <11 145 374
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 39 11 145 271
TRAVATAN Z 52 <11 <11 145 249
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 40 28 148 204
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 <11 <11 149 114
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Sept. 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.