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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1199

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1199

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

15% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
LISINOPRIL 1,164 999 153 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 879 713 118 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766 690 108 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713 632 89 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 698 578 116 5 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 591 534 66 A 6 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582 485 80 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 568 476 88 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 534 529* 71 9 30
GABAPENTIN 498 396 68 10 15
NAMENDA 449 449 39 11 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 412 339 55 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 408 329 52 13 8
MIRTAZAPINE 402 359 51 14 52
TRAZODONE HCL 390 312 56 15 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 368 288 27 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 303 58 17 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323 248 73 S3 18 9
CLOPIDOGREL 319 265 40 19 20
SERTRALINE HCL 317 261 47 20 23
LORAZEPAM 306 182 81 B 21 26
ATENOLOL 277 245 40 22 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 253 195 32 23 25
RANITIDINE HCL 242 149 37 24 41
CARVEDILOL 234 189 30 25 22
LEVETIRACETAM 233 157 27 26 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 221 193 80 27 111
EXELON 216 211* 44 28 154
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 166 50 29 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 180 35 29 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 136 29 31 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206 195 33 32 12
FAMOTIDINE* 201 148 28 33 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200 195* 38 34 24
DIOVAN 193 176 22 35 38
PREDNISONE 192 160 61 36 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 191 186* 29 37 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 149 31 37 49
CYMBALTA 186 141 19 39 54
CRESTOR 182 177* 25 40 31
RISPERIDONE 174 105 15 A 41 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 173 130 25 42 108
ALLOPURINOL 167 134 21 43 34
GLIPIZIDE 142 121 22 44 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 141 98 15 45 73
KLOR-CON M20 139 118 26 46 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 101 43 47 71
SPIRIVA 138 124 21 47 63
NEXIUM 132 108 16 49 32
ZETIA 132 107 15 49 65
LOVAZA 124 <11 <11 51 116
FENTANYL 123 92 23 S2 52 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 122 117* 21 53 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 93 68 54 69
PAROXETINE HCL 117 75 12 55 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 113 96 17 56 62
BACLOFEN 111 38 19 57 98
TRAMADOL HCL 110 80 30 58 18
ALPRAZOLAM 109 79 18 B 59 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109 88 35 59 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108 91 23 61 79
CLONIDINE HCL 107 60 22 62 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 101* 17 63 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 100* 20 64 13
NYSTATIN 105 100* 35 64 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 85 15 66 135
FENOFIBRATE* 101 74 12 67 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 87 17 67 53
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 82 61 69 134
FINASTERIDE 97 92* 11 70 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 83 17 71 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 73 28 72 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 <11 <11 73 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92 87* 14 73 144
TEMAZEPAM 91 66 15 B 75 133
LACTULOSE 90 29 21 76 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 83* 34 77 204
OXYCODONE HCL 88 22 15 S2 77 72
JANTOVEN 85 <11 <11 79 120
RIVASTIGMINE 83 83 13 80 400
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 69 14 80 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 <11 <11 82 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 <11 <11 82 148
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79 74* 23 84 129
HALOPERIDOL 79 <11 <11 A 84 179
MELOXICAM 78 59 19 86 55
VESICARE 75 43 11 87 173
NOVOLIN R 74 54 21 88 184
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74 62 38 88 291
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 72 11 90 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 42 12 90 109
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 70 65* 16 92 339
LOVASTATIN 70 <11 <11 92 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 63* 42 94 84
PROAIR HFA 65 60* 20 95 44
LANTUS 65 52 18 95 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 58* 15 97 160
LATANOPROST 63 58* 14 97 169
AZITHROMYCIN 62 46 47 99 58
BUPROPION XL 62 <11 <11 99 198
CLONAZEPAM 62 46 11 B 99 56
OLANZAPINE 60 <11 <11 A 102 137
DIGOXIN 60 <11 <11 102 254
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 45 32 104 162
DIGOX 59 59 12 104 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 <11 <11 106 61
JANUVIA 57 <11 <11 107 67
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 <11 <11 S2 107 86
HUMALOG 57 39 21 107 96
NYSTOP 57 52* 23 107 199
CEPHALEXIN 56 41 30 111 99
HUMULIN R 55 50* 13 112 253
TRAVATAN Z 55 55 11 112 249
FENOFIBRATE* 54 <11 <11 114 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 33 30 114 126
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 <11 <11 116 205
LEVEMIR 52 47* 12 117 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 <11 <11 117 105
DIAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 119 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 <11 <11 120 270
DILTIAZEM HCL 50 <11 <11 120 224
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 March 25, 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.