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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 52 providers in this state and specialty

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

17% of this provider’s 811 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$541K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

9,705

2014

21,752

2015

32,105

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,092

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
SERTRALINE HCL 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

8 18
TRAZODONE HCL 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

11 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

14 5
OMEPRAZOLE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

15 6
MIRTAZAPINE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

16 34
SIMVASTATIN 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
NAMENDA XR 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

20 27
BACLOFEN 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 54
LEVETIRACETAM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

22 48
CARVEDILOL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

23 30
LORAZEPAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
TRAMADOL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 31
PREDNISONE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

29 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
LANTUS 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 57
BUMETANIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

32 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
BUSPIRONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
RISPERIDONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 63
FAMOTIDINE* 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 66
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

41 60
XARELTO 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 16
MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 35
FINASTERIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 91
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

47 73
ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
FENTANYL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 114
HUMALOG 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

51 96
ONDANSETRON HCL* 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

52 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
CEPHALEXIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

55 58
OLANZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 79
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 38
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 76
OXYCODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 36
LATANOPROST 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 126
TRADJENTA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 109
AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 132
CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 24
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

70 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 75
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 93
GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 74 115
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

76 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 143
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 84
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 78 96
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 78 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

78 100
LAMOTRIGINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 146
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 87
JANTOVEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 85 148
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 121
RENVELA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 150
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 88 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

88 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 118
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

91 98
VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 154
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 156
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 111
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 95 158
SENSIPAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 96 160
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 97 161
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 97 161
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 49
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 100 37
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 112
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 166
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 170
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 103 170
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 69
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

105 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 90
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 108 177
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 108 177
VALPROIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 181
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 110 45
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 113 64
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

114 183
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 114 183
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 123
SANTYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

117 186
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

118 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 119 192
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

A 119 130
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 198
LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

122 201
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Nov. 10, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.