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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 670

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 670

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

9% of this provider’s 404 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 404 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 13,014 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 857 626 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 836 444 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 479 353 3 5
NEXIUM 461 283 4 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 417 274 5 19
GABAPENTIN 396 226 6 11
SIMVASTATIN 387 305 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 343 288 8 6
RANITIDINE HCL 290 161 9 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 148 10 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 279 171 11 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252 202 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 157 13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 179 14 10
CLOPIDOGREL 228 165 15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 133 16 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 181 17 7
METFORMIN HCL 219 150 18 8
ALLOPURINOL 202 106 19 38
ATENOLOL 194 133 20 17
TORSEMIDE 189 95 21 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 138 21 26
SINGULAIR 181 127 23 56
CRESTOR 181 122 23 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 113 25 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 175 98 26 75
TRAMADOL HCL 169 120 27 21
SERTRALINE HCL 166 129 28 22
PLAVIX 166 124 28 34
CYMBALTA 164 37 30 36
TRAZODONE HCL 160 128 31 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 124 32 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 96 33 45
DIOVAN 149 95 33 48
KLOR-CON 10 142 99 35 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 104 36 15
KLOR-CON M20 138 81 37 57
IBUPROFEN 138 70 37 50
GEMFIBROZIL 134 86 39 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 70 40 55
PROAIR HFA 125 51 41 28
LISINOPRIL 124 113 42 3
CLONIDINE HCL 118 92 43 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 28 R 44 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 116 76 45 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 69 46 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 82 47 96
TRICOR 105 55 48 83
ETODOLAC 105 60 48 174
LYRICA 105 44 48 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 71 51 13
CARVEDILOL 104 84 51 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 77 53 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 61 54 37
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 64 R 55 157
JANUMET 95 76 56 189
AZITHROMYCIN 95 55 56 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 40 58 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 70 58 117
SPIRIVA 91 65 60 51
DIGOXIN 91 91 60 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 78 62 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 49 62 92
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 87 42 64 224
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 70 65 147
CEPHALEXIN 85 56 65 102
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 75 67 149
DONEPEZIL HCL 82 82 68 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 46 69 120
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 38 70 86
VERAPAMIL ER 78 62 70 94
METHOCARBAMOL 77 42 R 72 168
TOPIRAMATE 75 0 73 162
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 30 73 73
NAPROXEN 74 54 75 81
ZETIA 74 48 75 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 46 75 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 47 78 79
PREDNISONE 72 52 79 40
MELOXICAM 72 54 79 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 42 R 81 68
LOVAZA 68 37 82 108
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 31 S2 83 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 43 83 88
ZOSTAVAX 63 51 85 194
NITROSTAT 63 43 85 155
TRIMETHOPRIM 61 54 87 210
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 38 88 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 53 89 110
CILOSTAZOL 58 41 90 243
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 48 91 150
GLIPIZIDE 56 23 92 67
SYNTHROID 56 41 92 47
ENDOCET 56 24 S2 92 146
NITROFURANTOIN 55 19 95 270
PAROXETINE HCL 55 33 95 52
NOVOLIN N 54 48 97 238
MUPIROCIN 54 23 97 203
MECLIZINE HCL 53 32 99 114
SULINDAC 52 40 100 217
EXFORGE 52 46 100 265
FLUCONAZOLE 52 25 100 140
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 19 103 90
CELEBREX 50 37 104 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 32 104 178
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 Feb. 18, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.