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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 670

$704K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 670

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

4% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 488 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 11,322 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 914 495 S3 1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407 338 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 402 276 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394 341 4 7
LISINOPRIL 377 345 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 318 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 354 281 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 281 243 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270 231 9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 253 228 10 22
ATENOLOL 248 175 11 17
GABAPENTIN 242 149 12 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 178 13 45
TRAMADOL HCL 203 102 14 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 172 15 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 110 16 23
NEXIUM 196 116 17 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 175 18 31
NAMENDA 184 182 19 54
TORSEMIDE 183 157 20 100
FUROSEMIDE 169 134 21 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 166 131 22 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 135 23 16
AZITHROMYCIN 147 109 24 35
CLOPIDOGREL 135 124 25 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 107 26 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 106 27 63
PREDNISONE 120 100 28 40
NYSTATIN 117 97 29 139
DIGOXIN 115 103 30 46
TRAZODONE HCL 114 62 31 39
CEPHALEXIN 114 93 31 102
GLIPIZIDE XL 114 93 31 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 99 34 30
CYMBALTA 104 32 35 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 70 35 49
PLAVIX 101 86 37 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 79 37 19
GLIPIZIDE 100 90 39 67
MELOXICAM 98 74 40 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 86 S3 41 119
CARVEDILOL 92 51 42 29
DIOVAN 92 91 42 48
CRESTOR 91 64 44 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 91 44 101
PROAIR HFA 88 29 46 28
RANITIDINE HCL 82 61 47 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 62 47 127
METFORMIN HCL 81 47 49 8
FAMOTIDINE 79 79 50 99
EXELON 78 78 51 128
MIRTAZAPINE 77 60 52 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 59 53 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 62 54 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 51 54 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 60 56 78
LORAZEPAM 67 67 57 171
LANTUS 66 54 58 58
NOVOLIN R 64 54 59 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 55 60 95
ALPRAZOLAM 62 21 60 138
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 61 60 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 49 63 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 45 64 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 38 64 93
CELEBREX 57 56 66 89
JANUVIA 56 52 67 53
FELODIPINE ER 55 43 68 144
RISPERIDONE 52 52 69 80
AMOXICILLIN 52 39 69 91
SINGULAIR 51 33 71 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 38 72 88
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. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.