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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 670

$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 670

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

9% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 540 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 19,103 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,154 1,010 1 2
LISINOPRIL 727 657 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 585 529 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557 529 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 543 496 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 533 511 6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507 479 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 502 468 8 9
SIMVASTATIN 447 419 9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354 336 10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 336 11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 324 306 12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 304 13 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 303 303 14 31
SERTRALINE HCL 290 264 15 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 290 274 S3 15 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 273 233 17 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 213 18 32
DIGOXIN 228 190 19 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 187 20 15
ATENOLOL 217 205 21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 214 198 22 20
TRAZODONE HCL 214 172 22 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 196 170 24 49
CRESTOR 196 161 24 18
NAMENDA 193 193 26 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 178 27 27
CARVEDILOL 182 177 28 29
FAMOTIDINE 179 170 29 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 163 30 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 161 31 13
OXYCODONE HCL 158 125 S2 32 72
FENOFIBRATE 154 96 33 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 125 34 41
GABAPENTIN 141 141 35 11
ALLOPURINOL 139 135 36 38
NEXIUM 132 98 37 14
SYNTHROID 127 127 38 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 125 39 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 106 39 78
PREDNISONE 124 116 41 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 100 42 55
MELOXICAM 120 101 43 33
CLOPIDOGREL 120 105 43 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 107 45 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 100 46 88
FENTANYL 103 97 S2 46 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 88 R 46 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 102 49 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 97 49 75
LANTUS 99 97 51 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 92 52 92
KLOR-CON M20 97 93 53 57
RANITIDINE HCL 91 87 54 25
DIOVAN 90 76 55 48
PAROXETINE HCL 88 88 56 52
CYMBALTA 88 65 56 36
JANUVIA 85 53 58 53
SINGULAIR 85 69 58 56
SPIRIVA 83 78 60 51
HUMALOG 82 81 61 197
MIRTAZAPINE 82 78 61 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 74 61 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 76 64 93
LEVETIRACETAM 81 73 64 152
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 71 66 73
JANUMET 78 67 67 189
PLAVIX 77 77 68 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 73 69 178
ZETIA 72 69 70 66
IBUPROFEN 71 48 71 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 53 71 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 73 101
CELEBREX 68 68 74 89
LACTULOSE 66 63 75 107
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 42 75 87
AZITHROMYCIN 65 55 77 35
VERAPAMIL ER 65 65 77 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 62 79 111
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 63 79 137
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63 63 79 248
LOVASTATIN 62 62 82 44
NABUMETONE 62 57 82 251
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 84 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 60 R 84 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 56 84 86
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 48 84 37
CEPHALEXIN 60 60 88 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 49 88 135
RAMIPRIL 59 59 90 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 58 90 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 58 92 149
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 57 93 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 57 93 82
PROAIR HFA 56 30 95 28
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 56 36 95 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 41 S2 97 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 46 97 117
CLONIDINE HCL 54 49 99 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 37 100 96
HUMULIN N 52 52 101 282
BENICAR 51 46 102 159
GEMFIBROZIL 50 45 103 123
NOVOLIN N 50 42 103 238
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 March 19, 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.