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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 670

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 670

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 445 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 445 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 19,048 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

$54 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 781 714 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 717 608 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 708 626 3 4
LISINOPRIL 707 621 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 674 596 5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 531 420 6 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 457 445 7 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435 370 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 408 342 9 5
CARVEDILOL 379 346 10 29
TRAMADOL HCL 354 315 11 21
ATENOLOL 348 317 12 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 278 13 20
LANTUS 331 308 14 58
RISPERIDONE 327 290 15 80
CLOPIDOGREL 319 271 16 24
FENTANYL 300 241 S2 17 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 243 18 7
NYSTATIN 276 240 19 139
NAMENDA 265 265 20 54
JANUVIA 264 223 21 53
GABAPENTIN 254 190 22 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249 208 23 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245 208 24 84
SERTRALINE HCL 240 167 25 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 213 144 26 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 192 27 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207 150 28 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 185 29 30
NOVOLIN R 201 188 30 176
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 178 31 12
PLAVIX 198 176 32 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 153 33 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 187 170 34 136
METFORMIN HCL 184 124 35 8
LEVETIRACETAM 184 129 35 152
TRICOR 166 146 37 83
CRESTOR 166 111 37 18
GLIPIZIDE 161 132 39 67
SODIUM CHLORIDE 155 132 40 170
NEXIUM 151 105 41 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 104 42 10
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 147 119 42 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 137 44 43
DILTIAZEM HCL 142 122 45 204
KLOR-CON M20 137 117 46 57
HUMULIN R 137 129 46 253
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 120 48 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 98 49 19
MIRTAZAPINE 126 117 50 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125 120 51 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 109 52 88
LACTULOSE 122 97 53 107
DIGOXIN 122 107 53 46
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 117 78 55 214
RANITIDINE HCL 116 96 56 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 103 57 60
CEFTRIAXONE 114 106 58 180
TAMIFLU 113 99 59 209
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 96 60 86
VANCOMYCIN HCL 107 94 60 231
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 104 R 62 202
PREDNISONE 99 76 63 40
LYRICA 99 64 63 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 98 65 101
ALLOPURINOL 97 89 66 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 82 67 147
CYMBALTA 93 63 68 36
MEGACE ES 92 88 R 69 318
GENERLAC 89 62 70 187
GEODON 88 67 71 286
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 75 72 109
CLONIDINE HCL 83 76 73 62
BACLOFEN 82 46 74 129
AMIODARONE HCL 81 68 75 222
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 75 75 42
SEROQUEL 80 66 77 182
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 52 77 95
EXELON 79 76 79 128
LAMOTRIGINE 78 76 80 179
ENULOSE 78 56 80 290
LEXAPRO 77 73 82 231
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 66 82 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 61 84 55
FENOFIBRATE 75 70 84 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 54 86 37
CEFPROZIL 70 67 87 304
AVODART 69 68 88 208
OLANZAPINE 69 67 88 143
DIOVAN 68 65 90 48
SINGULAIR 65 41 91 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 19 92 23
CEPHALEXIN 64 54 92 102
AZITHROMYCIN 63 51 94 35
SYMBICORT 63 43 94 153
PAROXETINE HCL 62 36 96 52
CILOSTAZOL 62 62 96 243
EVISTA 62 49 96 158
FLUCONAZOLE 59 54 99 140
FINASTERIDE 57 57 100 118
CEFDINIR 57 43 100 154
FAMOTIDINE 56 39 102 99
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 103 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 51 103 82
MELOXICAM 55 32 103 33
INVANZ 53 34 106 360
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 50 S3 107 119
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 8, 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.