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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 670

$726K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 670

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

3% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 594 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 14,690 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 988 816 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 770 660 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685 610 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680 615 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 590 548 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 521 473 6 4
LOVASTATIN 349 331 7 44
METFORMIN HCL 345 309 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 328 289 9 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 282 10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 279 265 11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 254 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 249 203 13 25
GABAPENTIN 240 211 14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 190 15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 180 16 12
ATENOLOL 197 167 17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 195 18 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 187 150 19 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 150 20 27
CLOPIDOGREL 168 166 20 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 163 22 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 145 23 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 24 31
AMOXICILLIN 129 113 25 91
PAROXETINE HCL 127 114 26 52
KLOR-CON M10 127 119 26 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 100 28 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 111 29 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 115 30 37
NEXIUM 117 106 31 14
GLYBURIDE 114 102 R 32 85
PLAVIX 111 110 33 34
CARVEDILOL 108 94 34 29
CRESTOR 107 84 35 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 75 36 98
SERTRALINE HCL 97 97 37 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 91 38 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 92 39 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 75 R 40 68
PROAIR HFA 92 85 41 28
ALLOPURINOL 92 68 41 38
DIGOXIN 89 89 43 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89 88 43 172
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 71 45 23
MELOXICAM 87 86 46 33
NOVOLIN 70-30 87 63 46 213
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 62 48 92
ETODOLAC 81 67 48 174
PREDNISONE 79 77 50 40
NIASPAN 76 54 51 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 62 52 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 56 53 42
DIOVAN 70 70 54 48
MIRTAZAPINE 67 54 55 59
FELODIPINE ER 65 53 56 144
TRAMADOL HCL 64 61 57 21
AZITHROMYCIN 64 61 57 35
RAMIPRIL 64 64 57 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 60 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 41 61 122
HUMULIN 70-30 59 59 62 276
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 46 62 137
TRAZODONE HCL 58 58 64 39
FENOFIBRATE 57 44 65 64
SYNTHROID 57 57 65 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 53 67 95
SOTALOL 54 54 67 250
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 52 69 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 36 69 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 51 69 74
NYSTATIN 51 45 72 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 50 73 43
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 Oct. 9, 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.