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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 670

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 670

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

12% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 570 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 12,599 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 863 461 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 711 490 2 6
LISINOPRIL 564 427 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 417 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 509 341 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 480 356 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 395 296 7 13
METFORMIN HCL 377 246 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363 223 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 200 10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310 185 11 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 216 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 204 13 16
NEXIUM 286 144 14 14
TRAMADOL HCL 285 209 15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 195 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 260 172 17 22
GABAPENTIN 251 104 18 11
SPIRIVA 245 154 19 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 228 117 20 42
CARVEDILOL 225 172 21 29
CLOPIDOGREL 207 160 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 161 23 15
ATENOLOL 187 119 24 17
ALLOPURINOL 183 131 25 38
DIOVAN 183 141 25 48
CRESTOR 173 142 27 18
PLAVIX 172 129 28 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 113 29 20
LANTUS 164 88 30 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 60 S2 31 71
PROAIR HFA 151 68 32 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 136 33 31
RANITIDINE HCL 150 86 33 25
CYMBALTA 143 88 35 36
DEXILANT 136 59 36 70
PREDNISONE 135 106 37 40
BACLOFEN 135 56 37 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 30 R 39 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 120 40 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 45 41 23
TRAZODONE HCL 119 65 42 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118 72 S2 43 104
FAMOTIDINE 117 94 44 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 62 45 82
DIOVAN HCT 109 100 46 126
GLIPIZIDE 108 97 47 67
SINGULAIR 108 63 47 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 72 R 49 68
KLOR-CON M20 104 35 50 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 47 51 92
OXYCODONE HCL 97 31 S2 52 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 58 53 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 24 54 49
CLONIDINE HCL 91 57 55 62
ZETIA 88 59 56 66
MELOXICAM 87 24 57 33
GLYBURIDE 85 45 R 58 85
TRICOR 85 43 58 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 48 60 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 33 61 75
LOVASTATIN 82 52 62 44
AZITHROMYCIN 81 50 63 35
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 66 64 149
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 57 64 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 52 S2 66 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 71 67 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 47 68 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 55 69 30
VYTORIN 72 50 69 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 19 71 97
FENTANYL 71 71 S2 71 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 28 71 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 58 71 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 45 75 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 39 R 76 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 56 76 90
IBUPROFEN 66 14 78 50
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 37 78 86
VENTOLIN HFA 63 49 80 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 37 81 135
JANUVIA 59 20 82 53
LACTULOSE 57 54 83 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 54 83 45
MIRTAZAPINE 56 37 85 59
NITROSTAT 55 33 86 155
FELODIPINE ER 54 40 87 144
DIGOXIN 51 47 88 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 31 89 79
BYSTOLIC 50 50 89 165
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 46 89 133
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 July 29, 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.