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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 670

$991K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 670

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

10% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 407 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 9,693 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 991 483 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 343 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 654 382 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 521 302 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 384 242 5 4
LISINOPRIL 355 197 6 3
NEXIUM 354 59 7 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320 174 8 19
GABAPENTIN 319 147 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 250 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 198 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 270 181 12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 181 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 119 14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 205 157 15 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 92 16 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 195 50 17 87
RANITIDINE HCL 177 82 18 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 99 19 23
PROAIR HFA 166 73 20 28
CYMBALTA 164 138 21 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 119 22 41
CEFUROXIME 159 94 23 121
CLONIDINE HCL 157 80 24 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 120 24 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 156 83 S3 26 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 154 69 27 92
OXYCODONE HCL 153 44 S2 28 72
LANTUS 150 61 29 58
TOPIRAMATE 141 27 30 162
ALLOPURINOL 129 32 31 38
SINGULAIR 128 66 32 56
PLAVIX 125 104 33 34
KLOR-CON M20 124 67 34 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 62 35 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 81 36 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 21 R 36 61
AZITHROMYCIN 116 67 38 35
CRESTOR 114 64 39 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 113 45 40 173
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 24 40 37
MELOXICAM 111 25 42 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 83 42 69
ATENOLOL 110 60 44 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 98 44 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 89 46 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 88 46 10
CARVEDILOL 108 79 46 29
IBUPROFEN 107 30 49 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 106 59 50 117
ZETIA 104 81 51 66
KLOR-CON M10 104 69 51 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 74 51 15
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 61 54 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 79 55 31
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 46 56 211
PRIMIDONE 93 70 57 268
TRAZODONE HCL 90 48 58 39
DIGOXIN 90 71 58 46
TRAMADOL HCL 86 43 60 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 24 R 61 106
SUCRALFATE 82 33 62 185
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 67 62 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 40 64 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 49 65 27
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 78 46 R 66 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 44 66 88
SERTRALINE HCL 76 35 68 22
CEPHALEXIN 73 30 69 102
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 53 70 86
CELEBREX 70 52 71 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 13 S2 72 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 45 R 73 68
DIOVAN 66 17 73 48
MECLIZINE HCL 66 55 73 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 48 76 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 59 77 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 26 78 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 40 79 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 34 79 122
FELODIPINE ER 59 33 81 144
DIOVAN HCT 59 33 81 126
TRICOR 59 24 81 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 15 84 82
GLIPIZIDE 57 36 85 67
SYNTHROID 57 37 85 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 17 85 75
LYRICA 57 22 85 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 44 85 101
SPIRIVA 55 16 90 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 22 91 93
METHOCARBAMOL 54 20 R 91 168
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 13 93 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 25 94 110
CARISOPRODOL 50 0 R 95 161
VENTOLIN HFA 50 0 95 163
PREDNISONE 50 38 95 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 22 95 224
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 14 95 221
FLUCONAZOLE 50 23 95 140
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. 22, 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.