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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 670

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 670

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

10% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 593 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 12,973 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 983 764 S3 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 868 690 2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 601 549 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 398 374 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 370 325 5 4
LISINOPRIL 360 334 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 307 256 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304 222 8 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 271 9 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 174 10 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 221 11 12
CYMBALTA 245 190 12 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 222 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 234 169 14 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218 200 15 84
NAMENDA 214 214 16 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 165 17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 184 155 18 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177 120 19 95
GABAPENTIN 171 89 20 11
NEXIUM 168 117 21 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 119 22 41
LANTUS 161 129 23 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 131 24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 120 25 10
RANITIDINE HCL 145 116 26 25
FENTANYL 145 120 S2 26 76
ATENOLOL 134 116 28 17
LYRICA 133 110 29 65
TRAZODONE HCL 131 118 30 39
EXELON 130 118 31 128
MIRTAZAPINE 130 120 31 59
DIGOXIN 122 109 33 46
CLOPIDOGREL 119 104 34 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 99 35 19
CEPHALEXIN 108 77 36 102
CLONIDINE HCL 104 73 37 62
LOVAZA 103 62 38 108
CRESTOR 102 95 39 18
NOVOLOG 101 81 40 151
RISPERIDONE 100 96 41 80
KLOR-CON M20 98 75 42 57
PLAVIX 97 90 43 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 94 44 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 76 45 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 90 46 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 17 R 46 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 88 48 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 75 49 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 73 50 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 67 51 45
SPIRIVA 81 65 52 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 55 53 93
CARVEDILOL 72 40 54 29
KLOR-CON M10 71 67 55 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 41 56 88
SEROQUEL 70 60 56 182
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 46 S2 56 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 56 59 27
ZETIA 63 61 60 66
JANUVIA 59 36 61 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 52 62 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 48 63 26
TRAMADOL HCL 56 48 63 21
OXYCODONE HCL 56 0 S2 63 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 46 66 133
PREDNISONE 51 50 67 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 42 S2 68 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 11 68 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 68 49
HUMALOG 50 46 68 197
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. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.