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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 670

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 670

619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

6% of this provider’s 619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 619 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 17,096 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 920 734 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 893 722 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 879 643 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 826 702 4 6
LISINOPRIL 768 627 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 562 430 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 538 484 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 526 332 S3 8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 333 9 16
GABAPENTIN 351 231 10 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 346 276 11 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 260 12 10
NAPROXEN 299 189 13 81
TRAMADOL HCL 298 168 14 21
SERTRALINE HCL 267 227 15 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263 224 16 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 204 17 23
NEXIUM 252 166 18 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 233 19 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 243 237 19 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 184 21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 187 22 12
PAROXETINE HCL 219 195 23 52
GLIPIZIDE 211 141 24 67
VERAPAMIL ER 204 141 25 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 174 168 26 30
CRESTOR 172 153 27 18
LANTUS 172 148 27 58
ATENOLOL 168 138 29 17
IBUPROFEN 164 89 30 50
JANUVIA 159 105 31 53
CLOPIDOGREL 145 131 32 24
PREDNISONE 143 105 33 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 142 90 R 34 68
AZITHROMYCIN 134 98 35 35
CEPHALEXIN 133 111 36 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 56 37 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 74 38 26
NAMENDA 126 126 39 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 107 40 43
PROAIR HFA 125 58 40 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119 104 S3 42 119
KLOR-CON M20 119 87 42 57
RANITIDINE HCL 118 83 44 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 81 45 75
CYMBALTA 111 74 46 36
DIGOXIN 110 94 47 46
RISPERIDONE 110 110 47 80
ALLOPURINOL 109 88 49 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 89 50 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 30 50 135
CLONIDINE HCL 103 70 52 62
MELOXICAM 98 86 53 33
MIRTAZAPINE 97 88 54 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 57 54 42
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 95 80 56 284
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 51 57 130
PLAVIX 91 87 58 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 79 58 173
TRAZODONE HCL 89 50 60 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 58 61 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 50 62 19
SINGULAIR 83 48 63 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 46 R 64 61
LYRICA 81 58 65 65
DIOVAN 81 73 65 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 81 50 65 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 61 65 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 18 R 69 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 56 70 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 60 S2 71 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 75 72 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 60 73 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 57 73 97
ACTOS 73 64 75 105
SPIRIVA 72 31 76 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 42 76 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 65 78 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 40 79 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 70 79 109
MECLIZINE HCL 69 69 81 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 51 82 150
LORAZEPAM 67 61 83 171
FENOFIBRATE 67 51 83 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 67 83 111
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 52 83 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 58 87 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 47 R 87 157
FENTANYL 65 51 S2 89 76
VYTORIN 65 58 89 134
CARVEDILOL 64 61 91 29
FINASTERIDE 63 46 92 118
NYSTATIN 62 51 93 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 56 93 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 52 95 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 48 95 90
EVISTA 59 48 97 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 51 98 86
LOVASTATIN 57 55 99 44
KETOCONAZOLE 56 12 100 235
DEXILANT 56 23 100 70
CELEBREX 54 44 102 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 102 74
HALOPERIDOL 53 0 104 207
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 39 105 27
HUMULIN N 52 27 105 282
GEMFIBROZIL 52 0 105 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 46 105 41
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 27 R 109 205
SOTALOL 50 50 109 250
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 29 109 96
SUCRALFATE 50 48 109 185
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 Oct. 16, 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.