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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 670

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 670

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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this specialty
in West Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 539 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 10,562 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 1,921 706 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,377 549 2 3
GABAPENTIN 1,182 312 3 11
CARVEDILOL 707 353 4 29
CRESTOR 674 210 5 18
METFORMIN HCL 643 246 6 8
PROAIR HFA 617 159 7 28
FUROSEMIDE 612 330 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 580 263 9 2
TRAZODONE HCL 521 145 10 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 521 197 10 19
OMEPRAZOLE 505 187 12 5
TRAMADOL HCL 466 88 13 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 417 144 14 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 411 210 15 32
FENOFIBRATE 406 175 16 64
RANITIDINE HCL 400 112 17 25
MELOXICAM 397 147 18 33
NEXIUM 385 129 19 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 383 103 S2 20 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 383 167 20 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375 204 22 16
SIMVASTATIN 366 202 23 4
PAROXETINE HCL 365 101 24 52
CLOPIDOGREL 310 147 25 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 73 S2 26 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 282 46 27 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 160 27 7
TRICOR 274 118 29 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 270 75 30 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 262 38 R 31 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 243 97 32 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 242 107 33 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 240 93 R 34 106
ENDOCET 236 81 S2 35 146
IBUPROFEN 236 64 35 50
PLAVIX 215 112 37 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 211 59 38 75
NIASPAN 211 95 38 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206 71 40 26
NAPROXEN 196 58 41 81
SINGULAIR 195 84 42 56
OXYCODONE HCL 189 30 S2 43 72
ZETIA 176 83 44 66
SYMBICORT 173 50 45 153
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 168 65 S2 46 240
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 80 47 37
LYRICA 149 25 48 65
AZITHROMYCIN 147 65 49 35
NITROSTAT 145 48 50 155
OXYCONTIN 145 33 S2 50 183
CYMBALTA 144 17 52 36
SPIRIVA 137 44 53 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137 55 53 97
BENICAR 135 64 55 159
FENTANYL 132 25 S2 56 76
BUPROPION HCL SR 131 33 57 178
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131 62 57 96
ACTOS 131 54 57 105
OPANA ER 130 26 S2 60 229
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 95 61 13
LOVAZA 124 65 62 108
ALLOPURINOL 117 62 63 38
AZOR 113 49 64 261
SERTRALINE HCL 111 37 65 22
NASONEX 110 33 66 240
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 42 67 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 46 68 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 12 S2 68 104
VESICARE 97 37 70 263
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 43 71 10
WELCHOL 94 32 72 230
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 19 73 124
DEXILANT 90 0 74 70
TRILIPIX 90 23 74 141
ABILIFY 86 13 76 200
PREDNISONE 85 24 77 40
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 85 36 77 321
LANSOPRAZOLE 84 13 79 86
SEROQUEL 83 17 80 182
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 25 81 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74 20 82 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 58 83 150
CLONIDINE HCL 70 41 83 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 38 85 23
BACLOFEN 69 0 85 129
QVAR 68 26 87 290
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 12 88 249
MIRTAZAPINE 66 12 88 59
OLANZAPINE 65 17 90 143
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 39 R 90 202
LIDODERM 63 26 92 215
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 45 93 30
KLOR-CON M20 62 25 93 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 36 95 82
METHOCARBAMOL 58 13 R 96 168
FLUCONAZOLE 57 13 97 140
OXYMORPHONE HCL 56 19 S2 98 354
CELEBREX 56 22 98 89
CARISOPRODOL 54 0 R 100 161
DIGOXIN 54 30 100 46
AMOXICILLIN 53 29 102 91
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 0 R 103 205
COLESTIPOL HCL 52 17 103 361
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 39 103 43
ONGLYZA 50 13 106 186
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 Aug. 16, 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.