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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 477 out of 1725

$335K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 571 out of 1725

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

4% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
LISINOPRIL 354 271 107 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245 190 76 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 245 182 84 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 216 112 67 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195 147 54 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 169 123 59 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 168 142 43 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 129 47 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 86 39 S3 9 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 93 22 9 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 70 15 A 11 51
SERTRALINE HCL 109 71 30 12 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 94 35 12 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 103* 24 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 80 36 15 10
GABAPENTIN 93 64 32 16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 84* 24 17 18
TRAZODONE HCL 87 45 33 18 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 65 33 19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 81 46 27 20 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 74* 20 21 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 53 15 22 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 54 28 23 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 48 22 24 20
LANTUS 67 42 19 25 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 62* 19 25 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 43 21 27 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 <11 <11 27 37
PROAIR HFA 63 49 24 29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 61 40 21 30 23
CARVEDILOL 59 35 16 31 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 52* 17 32 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54 <11 <11 33 173
ATENOLOL 53 40 14 34 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 <11 34 103
RISPERIDONE 53 48* 12 A 34 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52 29 20 37 28
CYMBALTA 52 <11 <11 37 52
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. 12, 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.