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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 670

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 670

1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 1,222 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 21,809 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 2,335 667 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,345 866 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,083 769 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,040 707 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 985 619 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 918 748 6 7
TRAMADOL HCL 820 350 7 21
METFORMIN HCL 792 482 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 675 438 9 6
AZITHROMYCIN 650 375 10 35
ATENOLOL 557 439 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 549 457 12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522 352 13 16
LOVASTATIN 487 346 14 44
IBUPROFEN 483 162 15 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 482 225 16 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 302 17 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442 270 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438 322 19 12
PREDNISONE 422 264 20 40
GABAPENTIN 386 176 21 11
CLOPIDOGREL 349 242 22 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 346 188 23 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 333 232 24 88
PROAIR HFA 331 169 25 28
CARVEDILOL 319 238 26 29
ALLOPURINOL 316 211 27 38
DEXILANT 314 99 28 70
NEXIUM 313 89 29 14
SERTRALINE HCL 313 198 29 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310 228 31 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 235 32 10
MELOXICAM 274 200 33 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273 145 34 37
CRESTOR 273 197 34 18
SPIRIVA 260 152 36 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 257 197 37 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254 197 38 26
PLAVIX 238 172 39 34
JANUVIA 219 166 40 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 138 41 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 175 41 30
LANSOPRAZOLE 208 146 43 86
DIGOXIN 205 176 44 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 201 113 45 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 197 33 R 46 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 187 162 47 32
TORSEMIDE 180 156 48 100
TRAZODONE HCL 172 48 49 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 168 139 R 50 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 84 51 27
ZETIA 164 122 52 66
FENOFIBRATE 164 91 52 64
CEPHALEXIN 157 77 54 102
AMOXICILLIN 143 82 55 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141 92 56 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 96 57 73
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134 16 R 58 164
FLUCONAZOLE 132 73 59 140
NAPROXEN 131 76 60 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 131 59 60 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 39 R 62 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 60 63 75
SINGULAIR 126 84 63 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 80 65 49
TRICOR 122 44 66 83
PEN NEEDLE 118 83 67 142
CEFUROXIME 117 92 68 121
EVISTA 117 105 68 158
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116 13 70 95
VENTOLIN HFA 116 37 70 163
RANITIDINE HCL 115 79 72 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114 54 73 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 109 74 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 66 75 55
METHOCARBAMOL 108 20 R 76 168
CELEBREX 106 88 77 89
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 105 63 78 199
KLOR-CON M20 103 78 79 57
GLYBURIDE 102 76 R 80 85
SYNTHROID 102 91 80 47
QUINAPRIL HCL 100 80 82 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 70 82 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 75 84 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 84 85 69
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 74 85 175
CLONIDINE HCL 98 68 85 62
MUPIROCIN 97 62 88 203
DETROL LA 97 84 88 264
DIOVAN 97 86 88 48
COMBIVENT 96 73 91 167
RAMIPRIL 95 83 92 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 80 93 63
CYMBALTA 93 19 94 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 46 95 43
INVEGA SUSTENNA 90 23 96 319
NYSTATIN 90 45 96 139
BENICAR 90 83 96 159
BYSTOLIC 89 64 99 165
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 44 99 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88 52 101 130
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 58 102 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 41 102 82
TRILIPIX 82 57 104 141
PAROXETINE HCL 82 50 104 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81 66 106 148
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 48 106 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 19 108 220
SYMBICORT 79 43 108 153
LYRICA 77 35 110 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 0 111 84
VYTORIN 74 60 111 134
DIOVAN HCT 73 50 113 126
ACTOS 71 47 114 105
BACLOFEN 71 32 114 129
BENICAR HCT 70 51 116 190
MECLIZINE HCL 69 66 117 114
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 24 118 178
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 47 118 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 48 120 92
WELCHOL 65 29 120 230
LANTUS 65 32 120 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 35 120 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 40 124 147
VERAPAMIL ER 63 46 125 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 125 109
NITROSTAT 61 41 127 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 52 127 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 32 129 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 129 31
LOVAZA 59 35 131 108
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 53 132 149
RISPERIDONE 56 0 133 80
CEFDINIR 55 35 134 154
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 36 134 113
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53 42 136 305
KLOR-CON M10 52 23 137 112
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 25 137 181
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 17 139 177
CLARITHROMYCIN 50 30 140 281
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 May 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.