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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 1199

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1199

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
FUROSEMIDE 611 481 81 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 425 202 61 S3 2 9
METFORMIN HCL 414 291 55 3 8
LISINOPRIL 404 304 53 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 337 215 56 5 5
CYMBALTA 320 163 40 6 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 214 44 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305 258 43 8 11
ALPRAZOLAM 278 178 38 B 9 21
ALLOPURINOL 269 223 39 10 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 224 42 11 1
GABAPENTIN 248 149 36 12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 243 218 32 13 20
SIMVASTATIN 236 160 33 14 2
NEXIUM 217 145 39 15 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 203 26 16 14
LORAZEPAM 182 138 28 B 17 26
TRAZODONE HCL 174 122 23 18 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 157 28 19 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 157 18 20 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 134 24 21 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141 68 17 22 42
CRESTOR 141 112 24 22 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 93 18 24 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 108 23 25 35
RANITIDINE HCL 133 120 26 26 41
TRAMADOL HCL 121 108 28 27 18
CARVEDILOL 120 109 16 28 22
ATENOLOL 113 88 19 29 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 110 22 30 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 87 18 31 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 82 25 32 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 63 23 33 10
NAMENDA 100 100 12 33 36
SERTRALINE HCL 91 55 16 35 23
RAMIPRIL 90 85* 13 36 92
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 76 17 37 169
KLOR-CON M20 84 72 14 38 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 57 11 39 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 77* 13 39 27
AMOXICILLIN 81 44 30 41 103
SPIRIVA 80 69 16 42 63
LANTUS 79 65 14 43 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 65 15 44 33
PREDNISONE 77 30 23 44 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 <11 <11 44 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 12 47 30
LEVEMIR 75 <11 <11 48 146
DILTIAZEM HCL 73 68* 11 49 224
MIRTAZAPINE 72 57 17 50 52
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 <11 <11 S2 51 86
CLONAZEPAM 69 <11 <11 B 52 56
DEXILANT 67 <11 <11 53 182
KLOR-CON M10 67 <11 <11 53 124
PREMARIN 63 <11 <11 R 55 223
RISPERIDONE 63 <11 <11 A 55 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 26 16 R 55 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 <11 <11 A 58 45
SYNTHROID 62 <11 <11 58 46
DIGOX 57 57 11 60 101
PROAIR HFA 56 33 18 61 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 <11 <11 S2 61 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 <11 <11 63 59
CARAFATE 55 50* 13 63 279
DIOVAN 54 <11 <11 65 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 <11 <11 65 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 <11 <11 67 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 <11 <11 68 73
COLESTIPOL HCL 50 <11 <11 69 322
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 69 203
CEPHALEXIN 50 39 18 69 99
LYRICA 50 <11 <11 69 117
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 April 9, 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.