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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,378Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 670

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 670

810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 810 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 810 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 25,293 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

39 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 1,284 1,034 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,211 1,049 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,097 843 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,065 915 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 967 794 5 5
SERTRALINE HCL 815 731 6 22
SIMVASTATIN 764 637 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 658 598 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 610 504 9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 606 512 10 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 596 515 11 16
MIRTAZAPINE 591 560 12 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 560 560 13 31
GABAPENTIN 551 387 14 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 391 15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 482 395 16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 436 336 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 423 254 18 8
NAMENDA 376 366 19 54
RISPERIDONE 359 292 20 80
CARVEDILOL 356 311 21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 350 334 22 12
TRAMADOL HCL 344 271 23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311 281 24 26
CLOPIDOGREL 303 265 25 24
RANITIDINE HCL 278 220 26 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 264 229 27 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 225 175 28 82
KLOR-CON M20 221 156 29 57
FENTANYL 214 135 S2 30 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 214 166 30 93
CYMBALTA 210 114 32 36
EXELON 206 199 33 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 155 34 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 141 34 23
PREDNISONE 202 188 36 40
AZITHROMYCIN 190 151 37 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187 169 38 84
PLAVIX 171 163 39 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 171 124 39 150
ATENOLOL 169 169 41 17
NEXIUM 168 99 42 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 164 111 43 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 118 44 42
JANUVIA 154 79 45 53
NYSTATIN 150 130 46 139
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 144 130 47 181
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 119 48 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 139 107 49 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 134 50 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 117 51 88
SPIRIVA 130 93 52 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 117 52 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 119 54 147
FAMOTIDINE 125 91 55 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 91 56 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 99 57 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 53 S2 58 71
PROAIR HFA 121 81 58 28
BACLOFEN 121 37 58 129
LANTUS 119 74 61 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 89 61 19
LYRICA 115 98 63 65
ZETIA 113 77 64 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 87 65 41
PAROXETINE HCL 108 80 65 52
DIGOXIN 100 98 67 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 76 68 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 79 68 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 50 70 37
LACTULOSE 93 60 71 107
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 76 71 124
DILTIAZEM HCL 91 75 73 204
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 65 73 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 88 75 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 40 76 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 79 77 148
SINGULAIR 82 26 78 56
VESICARE 82 76 78 263
NOVOLOG 81 51 80 151
CEPHALEXIN 80 67 81 102
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79 47 82 193
MELOXICAM 79 64 82 33
CRESTOR 79 59 82 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 65 S2 85 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 65 85 32
DIOVAN 76 75 87 48
LORAZEPAM 75 70 88 171
OXYCODONE HCL 75 34 S2 88 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 66 90 117
GLYBURIDE 72 66 R 90 85
GLIPIZIDE 72 55 90 67
KLOR-CON 10 71 49 93 166
FLUCONAZOLE 70 49 94 140
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 26 94 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 53 94 173
KLOR-CON M10 69 62 97 112
CLONIDINE HCL 69 45 97 62
SEROQUEL 66 57 99 182
ALLOPURINOL 66 64 99 38
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 58 99 233
BUPROPION XL 65 47 102 192
FINASTERIDE 65 47 102 118
RIVASTIGMINE 65 65 102 342
NYSTOP 64 38 105 255
LEVETIRACETAM 64 49 105 152
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 47 107 120
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 35 R 107 61
TAMIFLU 60 59 109 209
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 41 109 98
METHOCARBAMOL 59 25 R 111 168
IBUPROFEN 58 25 112 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 45 112 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 47 114 109
SYNTHROID 56 50 115 47
LIDODERM 56 54 115 215
AMOXICILLIN 55 50 117 91
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 51 118 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 29 118 96
TORSEMIDE 54 43 118 100
GEMFIBROZIL 53 51 121 123
OLANZAPINE 52 40 122 143
FENOFIBRATE 51 16 123 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 42 R 123 205
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 49 125 103
NITROSTAT 50 37 125 155
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 21 125 135
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 Nov. 13, 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.