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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 670

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 670

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

17% of this provider’s 840 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 840 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 34,743 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 3,369 3,191 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,018 1,853 2 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,552 1,463 3 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,417 1,363 4 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 874 749 5 13
FENTANYL 777 729 S2 6 76
LISINOPRIL 769 702 7 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 768 645 8 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 695 616 9 9
TRAZODONE HCL 686 655 10 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 680 597 11 16
AZITHROMYCIN 657 625 12 35
GABAPENTIN 632 580 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 557 539 14 31
LACTULOSE 538 479 15 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 525 479 16 133
LANTUS 519 485 17 58
SERTRALINE HCL 482 418 18 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445 409 19 7
MIRTAZAPINE 399 365 20 59
NAMENDA 386 375 21 54
DIGOXIN 341 296 22 46
METFORMIN HCL 327 303 23 8
OMEPRAZOLE 314 278 24 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 303 281 25 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 296 25 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 284 251 27 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 275 266 28 124
RANITIDINE HCL 273 232 29 25
RISPERIDONE 263 239 30 80
DIOVAN 261 257 31 48
ATENOLOL 257 209 32 17
CEPHALEXIN 250 226 33 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 246 245 34 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233 179 35 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 227 183 36 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225 212 37 41
LEVETIRACETAM 219 160 38 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 197 39 10
NYSTATIN 217 199 39 139
CARVEDILOL 212 201 41 29
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 202 190 10 42 271
CEFTRIAXONE 186 176 43 180
LEVOFLOXACIN 186 166 43 88
OLANZAPINE 186 135 43 143
PREDNISONE 183 175 46 40
SIMVASTATIN 181 169 47 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 159 48 78
TORSEMIDE 170 166 49 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166 154 50 45
GENERLAC 164 137 51 187
AMOXICILLIN 162 146 52 91
JANUVIA 157 140 53 53
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 153 120 54 223
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 147 55 30
PERMETHRIN 151 146 10 56 290
PAROXETINE HCL 150 112 57 52
CLOPIDOGREL 149 128 58 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 147 112 59 135
CYMBALTA 145 123 60 36
SODIUM CHLORIDE 143 132 61 170
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 141 141 62 219
VENLAFAXINE HCL 136 115 63 257
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135 121 64 97
NOVOLIN 70-30 131 131 65 213
NYSTOP 128 104 66 255
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 113 67 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 110 68 173
TRAMADOL HCL 119 114 68 21
PRADAXA 119 106 68 187
OXYCODONE HCL 117 27 S2 71 72
NEXIUM 114 105 72 14
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 113 95 73 249
HYDROXYZINE HCL 111 104 R 74 205
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 109 74 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109 106 76 49
ABILIFY 108 94 77 200
LIDODERM 107 107 78 215
PROAIR HFA 106 104 79 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 102 S2 79 77
FAMOTIDINE 106 103 79 99
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 96 82 136
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 98 83 93
BUMETANIDE 103 92 83 212
KLOR-CON M20 102 90 85 57
PLAVIX 101 92 86 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 96 87 26
CELEBREX 99 89 88 89
SEROQUEL 98 85 89 182
RESTASIS 97 97 90 288
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94 80 S2 91 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 58 92 55
LEVEMIR 91 91 93 196
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 69 94 82
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 86 94 145
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 84 96 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 68 R 97 61
AMIODARONE HCL 86 84 97 222
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 82 99 130
MORPHINE SULFATE 82 69 S2 100 228
CARBAMAZEPINE 82 47 100 218
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 79 102 43
CHOLESTYRAMINE 78 78 103 296
LATANOPROST 74 74 104 300
HALOPERIDOL 73 67 105 207
CLOZAPINE 73 32 105 191
ENULOSE 73 67 105 290
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73 72 105 236
PROCRIT 72 43 109 275
NOVOLIN R 71 69 110 176
DEXILANT 68 58 111 70
TRANSDERM-SCOP 68 54 111 288
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 40 S2 111 71
NOVOLOG 68 64 111 151
TRAVATAN Z 67 67 115 272
EXELON 66 66 116 128
FINASTERIDE 65 65 117 118
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 65 65 117 342
ALLOPURINOL 65 59 117 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 60 117 63
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 63 121 125
CLONIDINE HCL 63 38 121 62
LYRICA 61 57 123 65
GLIPIZIDE 61 61 123 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 60 125 147
NITROFURANTOIN 59 58 126 270
NAPROXEN 59 47 126 81
TAMIFLU 58 53 128 209
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 58 128 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 51 R 130 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 51 S3 131 119
LAMOTRIGINE 55 12 131 179
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 52 R 133 202
MUPIROCIN 54 50 133 203
RENVELA 54 52 133 298
MELOXICAM 52 38 136 33
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 32 R 136 164
LEXAPRO 52 43 136 231
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 48 139 75
NITROSTAT 50 46 140 155
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 7, 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.