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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 670

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 670

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 450 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 15,036 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 827 526 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 697 575 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 694 538 3 6
LISINOPRIL 689 538 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 586 529 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 497 428 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 377 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 378 284 8 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 376 353 9 31
SIMVASTATIN 350 232 10 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 343 307 11 95
NEXIUM 337 163 12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324 269 13 12
METFORMIN HCL 321 233 14 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305 268 15 7
NAMENDA 290 290 16 54
CYMBALTA 243 172 17 36
KLOR-CON M20 238 193 18 57
PAROXETINE HCL 229 223 19 52
TRAZODONE HCL 214 152 20 39
GABAPENTIN 214 172 20 11
PREDNISONE 202 176 22 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 80 R 23 61
CRESTOR 187 127 24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 149 25 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 119 26 15
DIGOXIN 171 129 27 46
MIRTAZAPINE 165 137 28 59
CLOPIDOGREL 164 137 29 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 103 30 16
RANITIDINE HCL 140 110 31 25
SINGULAIR 139 103 32 56
SERTRALINE HCL 136 112 33 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 77 34 32
CLONIDINE HCL 132 107 35 62
EXELON 132 132 35 128
FENTANYL 129 74 S2 37 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 129 85 37 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 102 39 20
LANTUS 122 79 40 58
MELOXICAM 121 60 41 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 109 42 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 94 43 82
CARVEDILOL 114 80 44 29
LYRICA 109 59 45 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 92 46 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 96 47 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 83 48 43
PLAVIX 99 82 49 34
DEXILANT 98 25 50 70
GLIPIZIDE 96 63 51 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 42 52 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 60 53 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 65 54 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 78 54 93
PROAIR HFA 89 29 56 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 69 57 19
RISPERIDONE 86 66 58 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 53 59 26
KLOR-CON M10 85 83 59 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 66 61 88
LEVEMIR 81 74 62 196
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 77 63 147
SYNTHROID 77 54 64 47
TOPIRAMATE 75 30 65 162
PRADAXA 74 54 66 187
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 67 66 84
CEFDINIR 72 58 68 154
ATENOLOL 69 41 69 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 58 70 10
SYMBICORT 67 44 70 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 36 72 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 59 73 60
IBUPROFEN 63 13 74 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 50 75 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 40 S2 75 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 47 77 136
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 37 78 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 48 79 199
FLUCONAZOLE 57 26 80 140
LEVETIRACETAM 57 37 80 152
OXYCODONE HCL 56 0 S2 82 72
GENERLAC 55 40 83 187
ACTOS 55 33 83 105
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 37 83 221
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 39 S2 83 104
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 48 87 214
GEMFIBROZIL 54 37 87 123
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 37 89 75
ALLOPURINOL 52 38 89 38
JANUVIA 51 26 91 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 41 S3 91 119
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 16 91 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 24 91 117
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 29 95 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 38 95 42
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 Nov. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.