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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 670

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 670

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

4% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 647 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 15,146 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 898 652 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 829 512 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 796 587 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 744 536 4 6
LISINOPRIL 676 510 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 631 474 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498 445 7 7
GABAPENTIN 437 267 8 11
ATENOLOL 433 311 9 17
SIMVASTATIN 422 316 10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409 301 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 389 270 12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385 330 13 16
CRESTOR 351 246 14 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 232 15 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 238 16 13
NEXIUM 256 168 17 14
DIGOXIN 235 170 18 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 231 138 19 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228 197 20 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 165 21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 207 152 22 22
RANITIDINE HCL 193 99 23 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 158 24 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 168 25 26
TRAMADOL HCL 176 119 26 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 169 96 S3 27 119
TRIMETHOPRIM 168 155 28 210
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 155 29 31
AZITHROMYCIN 154 133 30 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 92 31 27
NAMENDA 146 126 32 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146 120 32 95
TRAZODONE HCL 145 80 34 39
IBUPROFEN 143 35 35 50
MELOXICAM 143 91 35 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 100 37 45
LANTUS 141 113 38 58
MIRTAZAPINE 140 126 39 59
PAROXETINE HCL 135 110 40 52
CLOPIDOGREL 134 93 41 24
QUINAPRIL HCL 133 106 42 103
PROAIR HFA 127 62 43 28
AMOXICILLIN 127 77 43 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 90 43 42
DIOVAN 120 110 46 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 79 47 135
SPIRIVA 111 77 47 51
NAPROXEN 110 37 49 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 85 50 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 60 51 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 47 52 92
CYMBALTA 101 28 53 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 91 53 43
PLAVIX 100 67 55 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 55 56 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 95 74 57 127
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94 41 S2 58 104
ALLOPURINOL 94 65 58 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 43 R 60 68
PREDNISONE 92 70 61 40
SINGULAIR 92 61 61 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 57 63 20
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 69 64 173
CLONIDINE HCL 85 54 65 62
PRADAXA 84 76 66 187
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 35 67 23
TRICOR 77 15 68 83
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 32 69 86
CEPHALEXIN 73 65 70 102
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 58 71 198
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 59 72 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 29 72 32
GLIPIZIDE 70 70 72 67
RAMIPRIL 70 51 72 115
NOVOLOG 70 55 72 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 59 77 88
BACLOFEN 68 18 78 129
HUMULIN 70-30 67 41 79 276
LACTULOSE 66 66 80 107
VENTOLIN HFA 65 36 81 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 61 81 122
DEXILANT 65 46 81 70
GLIPIZIDE XL 63 55 84 113
LIPITOR 63 41 84 156
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 48 86 120
CARVEDILOL 61 45 86 29
GLYBURIDE 60 21 R 88 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 31 89 37
SYNTHROID 58 50 89 47
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 42 R 91 157
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 48 92 75
NITROSTAT 53 32 93 155
CELEBREX 51 29 94 89
KLOR-CON M10 50 42 95 112
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 Sept. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.