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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 670

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 670

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 671 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 19,711 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,357 1,177 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 963 864 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 769 707 3 13
FUROSEMIDE 589 530 4 6
LISINOPRIL 544 477 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 520 438 6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 470 453 7 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 407 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 422 384 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403 379 10 9
GABAPENTIN 389 297 11 11
NAMENDA 310 310 12 54
METFORMIN HCL 296 259 13 8
LANTUS 295 284 14 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 275 228 15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 240 16 12
ATENOLOL 259 210 17 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 223 18 26
CYMBALTA 239 173 19 36
MIRTAZAPINE 234 231 20 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 224 21 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224 184 22 41
CRESTOR 206 193 23 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 179 24 32
SERTRALINE HCL 185 153 25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 180 152 26 21
EXELON 178 178 27 128
NEXIUM 177 149 28 14
JANUVIA 172 143 29 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 150 30 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 155 31 84
KLOR-CON M20 157 141 32 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 133 33 55
CARVEDILOL 142 140 34 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 140 140 35 109
RANITIDINE HCL 140 110 35 25
ABILIFY 133 88 37 200
CLOPIDOGREL 133 117 37 24
DIOVAN 133 116 37 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 125 40 16
DIGOXIN 126 126 41 46
CLONIDINE HCL 121 96 42 62
NOVOLOG 120 113 43 151
TRAZODONE HCL 120 89 43 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 99 45 73
ZETIA 111 110 46 66
OLANZAPINE 109 109 47 143
FENOFIBRATE 108 108 48 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 95 49 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 94 49 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 96 49 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 100 52 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 94 52 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 100 54 101
RISPERIDONE 103 89 54 80
FENTANYL 102 88 S2 56 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 86 57 95
CEFTRIAXONE 97 83 58 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 93 59 78
PAROXETINE HCL 93 88 60 52
NITROFURANTOIN 93 74 60 270
PLAVIX 90 82 62 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 46 63 87
TORSEMIDE 86 71 64 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 78 65 148
MELOXICAM 80 77 66 33
LOVAZA 80 76 66 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 70 68 10
SPIRIVA 78 74 69 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 74 69 88
AZITHROMYCIN 78 67 69 35
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 65 S2 72 71
HUMALOG 75 72 73 197
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74 74 74 220
PREDNISONE 73 62 75 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 57 75 43
GLIPIZIDE 73 56 75 67
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 64 78 219
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 68 78 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 55 80 27
SINGULAIR 70 70 80 56
DIOVAN HCT 67 47 82 126
TAMIFLU 66 64 83 209
KLOR-CON M10 66 66 83 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 62 85 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 52 85 42
SYMBICORT 63 54 87 153
BACLOFEN 62 53 88 129
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 57 88 75
CELEBREX 61 43 90 89
GEMFIBROZIL 58 51 91 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 56 92 117
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 45 R 92 164
TRICOR 55 46 94 83
CEPHALEXIN 55 52 94 102
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 48 96 301
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 46 R 96 106
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 50 98 282
LACTULOSE 52 52 99 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 47 99 93
LYRICA 51 20 101 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 22 S2 101 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 47 101 150
CEFDINIR 50 40 104 154
OXYCONTIN 50 35 S2 104 183
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 Feb. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.