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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 670

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 670

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

10% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 496 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 13,574 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 718 325 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 656 514 2 2
LISINOPRIL 614 516 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 611 493 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 512 357 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 367 293 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 361 235 7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 345 226 8 39
TRAMADOL HCL 344 202 9 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 277 10 9
SERTRALINE HCL 305 253 11 22
RANITIDINE HCL 284 232 12 25
CARVEDILOL 267 222 13 29
GABAPENTIN 263 161 14 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 247 203 15 13
RISPERIDONE 245 174 16 80
DIGOXIN 236 210 17 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 174 18 7
LANTUS 223 184 19 58
NEXIUM 204 121 20 14
NYSTATIN 203 165 21 139
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 171 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 191 145 23 38
ATENOLOL 181 125 24 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 176 25 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 170 135 26 82
DIOVAN 165 138 27 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 116 28 15
NAMENDA 151 148 29 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 117 30 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 98 31 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 102 32 42
FENTANYL 124 62 S2 33 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 73 34 55
PREDNISONE 122 88 34 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 82 36 41
FAMOTIDINE 119 115 37 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 97 38 45
EVISTA 118 113 38 158
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 115 79 R 40 164
PLAVIX 112 98 41 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111 42 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 83 43 60
LANSOPRAZOLE 108 102 44 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 38 R 44 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 90 46 20
AZITHROMYCIN 104 77 47 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 79 48 10
CLOPIDOGREL 96 68 49 24
OLANZAPINE 91 70 50 143
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 90 79 51 149
SPIRIVA 89 75 52 51
VERAPAMIL ER 84 64 53 94
VALPROIC ACID 80 66 54 325
PROAIR HFA 76 42 55 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 30 S2 56 77
BYSTOLIC 75 60 56 165
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 57 58 173
SINGULAIR 71 59 59 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 57 60 26
KLOR-CON M20 69 54 61 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 54 62 49
PHENYTOIN 66 66 63 339
CEFUROXIME 64 45 64 121
LEXAPRO 64 53 64 231
ZETIA 63 31 66 66
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 60 67 133
PAROXETINE HCL 61 58 67 52
DEXILANT 61 28 67 70
METRONIDAZOLE 59 51 70 287
DOXEPIN HCL 59 49 70 201
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 41 72 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 43 73 19
COLCRYS 54 52 74 254
JANUVIA 54 54 74 53
TRICOR 54 33 74 83
CLONIDINE HCL 53 51 77 62
CRESTOR 53 32 77 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 0 S2 79 104
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 44 80 219
BACLOFEN 50 38 81 129
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 Feb. 3, 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.