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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,109Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1725

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1725

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

7% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766 712 139 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 726 645 120 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 658 621 127 3 7
LISINOPRIL 625 560 111 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 602 486 112 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543 451 101 6 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 509 439 113 S3 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446 393 68 8 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 382 344 50 9 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 381 364 53 10 37
SERTRALINE HCL 381 334 79 10 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 277 78 12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338 307 62 12 14
LORAZEPAM 324 310 69 B 14 26
GABAPENTIN 317 241 63 15 13
OMEPRAZOLE 311 240 68 16 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 288 69 17 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 291 53 18 12
METFORMIN HCL 273 202 53 19 8
CLOPIDOGREL 272 249 45 20 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 245 45 21 24
ALPRAZOLAM 250 208 43 B 22 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 242* 36 23 18
RANITIDINE HCL 237 199 55 24 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 214 191 36 25 103
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 185 144 28 26 127
CARVEDILOL 172 144 36 27 25
MIRTAZAPINE 171 142 37 28 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 147 43 29 32
ATENOLOL 168 163* 30 30 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 160 145 27 31 47
NAMENDA 157 144 21 32 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 141* 26 33 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 108 50 34 30
DIAZEPAM 125 39 11 B 35 66
TRAMADOL HCL 121 103 58 36 16
MELOXICAM 120 115* 27 37 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 85 27 38 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 106 26 A 38 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 111 51 37 40 128
CLONIDINE HCL 107 90 21 41 55
OLANZAPINE 104 86 11 A 42 141
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 101 76 33 43 150
CYMBALTA 100 76 18 44 52
NEXIUM 99 65 21 45 29
CLONAZEPAM 97 77 22 B 46 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 72 23 47 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 87* 17 48 31
GLIPIZIDE 89 75 19 49 53
FENTANYL 89 84* 12 S2 49 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 70 24 51 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 69 15 52 58
TRAZODONE HCL 85 85 23 53 34
ALLOPURINOL 85 80* 13 53 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 66 16 55 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 70 11 56 173
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 38 17 57 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 49 13 57 80
LOVASTATIN 78 78 17 59 44
EVISTA 77 72* 14 60 152
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 58 16 61 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 71* 14 61 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 56 11 63 146
OXYCONTIN 75 <11 <11 S2 63 159
LEVETIRACETAM 75 59 12 63 108
KLOR-CON M10 74 69* 19 66 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 <11 <11 66 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 57 18 68 81
JANTOVEN 70 65* 20 68 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 51 12 70 155
BACLOFEN 67 <11 <11 71 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 53 51 72 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 <11 <11 73 79
RISPERIDONE 64 53 11 A 74 84
PREDNISONE 61 46 33 75 40
SYNTHROID 59 59 13 76 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 <11 <11 S2 77 130
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 51* 15 78 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 51* 50 78 148
CEPHALEXIN 55 50* 49 80 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50* 50 80 71
KLOR-CON M20 54 49* 15 82 57
SPIRIVA 54 49* 11 82 54
CRESTOR 54 49* 13 82 27
SANTYL 53 53 17 85 229
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 41 15 85 74
FAMOTIDINE* 53 40 13 85 85
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53 25 14 85 142
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 11 89 20
NYSTATIN 52 35 31 89 123
PRIMIDONE 51 <11 <11 91 268
SOTALOL 50 <11 <11 92 435
TEMAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 92 107
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 Aug. 11, 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.