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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 670

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 670

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

7% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,295 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

43 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,090 969 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,041 903 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 903 832 3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 848 677 S3 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 669 565 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603 549 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 578 478 7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 485 414 8 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 449 399 9 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 383 10 9
LISINOPRIL 415 364 11 3
RANITIDINE HCL 397 349 12 25
NAMENDA 363 357 13 54
ATENOLOL 360 315 14 17
GABAPENTIN 339 270 15 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 272 16 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 247 17 15
RISPERIDONE 294 279 18 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 271 265 19 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 267 258 20 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 234 21 12
PREDNISONE 264 219 21 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250 215 23 79
CLOPIDOGREL 240 205 24 24
TRAMADOL HCL 222 200 25 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218 171 26 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 207 189 27 20
LANTUS 207 177 27 58
DIGOXIN 202 184 29 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 170 30 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 191 178 31 32
METFORMIN HCL 191 170 31 8
TRIMETHOPRIM 180 165 33 210
MIRTAZAPINE 176 167 34 59
ALLOPURINOL 173 167 35 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 120 36 30
PLAVIX 168 146 37 34
CARVEDILOL 160 119 38 29
NYSTATIN 148 137 39 139
JANUVIA 146 132 40 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 139 130 41 109
SINGULAIR 135 116 42 56
GLIPIZIDE 134 127 43 67
KLOR-CON M20 133 111 44 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 126 108 45 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 123 46 26
CEFUROXIME 118 106 47 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 109 47 75
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 116 100 49 223
AMIODARONE HCL 115 115 50 222
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 107 51 41
TRAZODONE HCL 107 91 52 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 77 52 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 95 54 148
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 91 54 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 94 56 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 102 56 19
VERAPAMIL ER 102 89 58 94
NEXIUM 97 69 59 14
CRESTOR 93 54 60 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 87 61 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 80 61 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 57 61 23
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 88 88 64 149
LACTULOSE 87 82 65 107
CLONIDINE HCL 84 82 66 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 66 43
SPIRIVA 83 78 68 51
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 79 69 204
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 53 R 70 68
AZITHROMYCIN 78 65 70 35
FENTANYL 77 74 S2 72 76
MUPIROCIN 77 45 72 203
KLOR-CON M10 76 64 74 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 76 74 78
SYNTHROID 75 75 76 47
PAROXETINE HCL 71 68 77 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 62 77 55
CYMBALTA 70 61 79 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 52 80 82
LOVASTATIN 68 62 80 44
BACLOFEN 67 38 82 129
VOLTAREN 66 56 83 339
FINASTERIDE 63 52 84 118
CAPTOPRIL 62 49 85 278
COMBIVENT 62 56 85 167
CHOLESTYRAMINE 61 57 87 296
ENABLEX 60 60 88 349
TORSEMIDE 60 48 88 100
CEFTRIAXONE 60 58 88 180
HUMULIN N 59 59 91 282
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 51 92 132
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 36 93 117
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 38 93 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 93 101
MECLIZINE HCL 57 51 93 114
LEVETIRACETAM 56 39 97 152
ZETIA 55 49 98 66
CELEBREX 54 54 99 89
DIOVAN 54 54 99 48
PREMARIN 54 33 R 99 184
FLUCONAZOLE 53 42 102 140
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 45 103 133
LORAZEPAM 52 52 103 171
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 51 103 150
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 106 90
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50 38 106 244
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 March 12, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.