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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 670

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 670

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,340 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in West Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 976 455 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 683 489 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647 517 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 645 458 4 4
LISINOPRIL 578 371 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 499 384 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 373 282 7 8
GABAPENTIN 357 149 8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349 274 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 216 10 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 263 11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 196 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 208 13 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285 201 14 19
RANITIDINE HCL 243 115 15 25
KLOR-CON M20 243 189 15 57
NEXIUM 241 104 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 236 153 18 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 230 139 19 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 147 20 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 205 21 31
ATENOLOL 215 160 22 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 173 23 16
MELOXICAM 172 99 24 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169 127 25 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 165 73 R 26 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 100 27 41
IBUPROFEN 163 82 28 50
FAMOTIDINE 161 96 29 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 120 30 12
CLOPIDOGREL 157 112 31 24
CRESTOR 155 111 32 18
NAMENDA 148 136 33 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 94 34 15
SERTRALINE HCL 138 110 35 22
ALLOPURINOL 128 93 36 38
NIASPAN 126 81 37 116
PLAVIX 125 85 38 34
MEGESTROL ACETATE 125 125 R 38 202
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 111 40 84
PROAIR HFA 119 48 41 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 80 42 27
TRAZODONE HCL 113 73 43 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 80 44 109
GLIPIZIDE 110 43 44 67
NAPROXEN 109 61 46 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 79 47 111
CLONIDINE HCL 107 66 48 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 35 49 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 62 50 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 53 R 51 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 70 51 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 68 53 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 65 54 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 72 55 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91 81 56 122
NITROSTAT 90 49 57 155
METHOCARBAMOL 89 20 R 58 168
GEMFIBROZIL 88 48 59 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 58 60 42
KLOR-CON M10 87 59 60 112
PAROXETINE HCL 87 61 60 52
VITAMIN D2 87 77 60 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 44 64 37
PREDNISONE 81 57 65 40
DILTIAZEM HCL 81 73 65 204
FENOFIBRATE 77 62 67 64
DIGOXIN 77 77 67 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 52 69 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 26 69 92
TRILIPIX 75 36 71 141
CARVEDILOL 74 68 72 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 32 72 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 38 R 74 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 49 74 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 46 74 117
DIOVAN HCT 70 65 77 126
PENTOXIFYLLINE 67 54 78 294
AMOXICILLIN 66 30 79 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 66 79 43
SYNTHROID 66 64 79 47
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 33 82 145
DEXILANT 62 34 83 70
CELEBREX 62 38 83 89
FLUCONAZOLE 61 44 85 140
LYRICA 61 29 85 65
SINGULAIR 58 49 87 56
JANUVIA 57 28 88 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 36 88 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 21 90 82
AZITHROMYCIN 56 31 90 35
RISPERIDONE 53 48 92 80
MECLIZINE HCL 53 50 92 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 19 94 124
PEN NEEDLE 51 12 95 142
LOVASTATIN 50 38 96 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 14 R 96 169
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 40 96 149
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 38 96 221
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 May 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.