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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 310 out of 670

$272K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 380 out of 670

123 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 123 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 3,920 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
LISINOPRIL 254 176 1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 139 2 12
KLOR-CON M20 223 151 3 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 161 4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 110 S3 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 173 150 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169 122 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 107 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 116 9 16
SIMVASTATIN 160 107 10 4
IBUPROFEN 122 55 11 50
TRAMADOL HCL 119 49 12 21
OMEPRAZOLE 113 55 13 5
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 69 R 14 106
RANITIDINE HCL 97 70 15 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 60 15 13
PROAIR HFA 91 60 17 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 41 18 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 74 19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 81 67 20 24
NAPROXEN 78 52 21 81
METFORMIN HCL 77 57 22 8
GABAPENTIN 76 37 23 11
ATENOLOL 76 52 23 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 40 25 42
NEXIUM 69 43 26 14
DEXILANT 67 20 27 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 35 28 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 31 29 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 49 30 45
CRESTOR 55 47 31 18
PLAVIX 55 50 31 34
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 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.