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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 670

$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 670

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

6% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,666 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
OMEPRAZOLE 670 559 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 614 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550 338 S3 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 463 395 4 16
LISINOPRIL 455 389 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 425 371 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 342 267 7 19
SIMVASTATIN 338 292 8 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 252 9 10
ATENOLOL 283 230 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248 242 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 235 182 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 200 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 196 14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 220 15 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 201 147 16 32
GABAPENTIN 199 167 17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 176 18 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 161 18 27
CARVEDILOL 193 169 20 29
LOVASTATIN 193 180 20 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 151 22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 126 23 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 128 24 41
CLOPIDOGREL 154 140 25 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146 87 26 111
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 143 115 27 69
SERTRALINE HCL 141 134 28 22
QUINAPRIL HCL 131 125 29 103
AMOXICILLIN 130 108 30 91
ALLOPURINOL 129 117 31 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 120 32 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 122 75 33 63
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 64 S2 34 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 97 35 23
NEXIUM 109 62 36 14
MIRTAZAPINE 106 94 37 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 50 R 38 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 90 39 60
NAMENDA 98 98 40 54
CELEBREX 97 94 41 89
AZITHROMYCIN 93 74 42 35
JANUVIA 93 79 42 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 92 44 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 66 44 73
MECLIZINE HCL 90 89 46 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 89 47 79
RANITIDINE HCL 88 76 48 25
PAROXETINE HCL 86 63 49 52
PLAVIX 85 77 50 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 77 51 30
NAPROXEN 81 55 52 81
DIGOXIN 80 60 53 46
TRAMADOL HCL 75 59 54 21
VERAPAMIL ER 72 69 55 94
FENOFIBRATE 68 36 56 64
CRESTOR 67 60 57 18
KLOR-CON M20 63 42 58 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 58 S3 58 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 52 58 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 41 R 61 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 59 62 45
VYTORIN 57 45 63 134
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R 64 85
DIOVAN 55 43 65 48
PROAIR HFA 54 41 66 28
GLIPIZIDE 53 48 67 67
ZETIA 52 36 68 66
SYNTHROID 50 42 69 47
METHIMAZOLE 50 37 69 368
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.