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Prescriber Checkup

ASHISH SHETH MD

924 CROSS LANES DR CROSS LANES INTERNAL MEDICINE GROUP INC

Cross lanes | West Virginia | 25313

(304) 776-9872

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 278

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 278

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
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this specialty
in West Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 530 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 10,491 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 808 414 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747 440 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 746 427 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 618 369 4 3
LISINOPRIL 601 377 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 505 314 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 440 256 7 16
GABAPENTIN 415 232 8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 388 208 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 382 201 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 335 136 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 323 117 12 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 163 13 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275 163 14 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 186 15 13
NEXIUM 241 88 16 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 120 17 31
DEXILANT 221 42 18 84
ATENOLOL 208 109 19 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 132 20 26
PROAIR HFA 205 88 21 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 106 22 24
CLONIDINE HCL 198 106 23 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 196 96 24 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 194 117 25 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 79 26 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174 56 27 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 28 28 80
FENOFIBRATE 170 97 29 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 162 71 30 143
TRAZODONE HCL 161 73 31 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 68 32 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 128 32 29
AMOXICILLIN 157 88 34 100
SPIRIVA 155 90 35 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 114 35 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 95 37 17
CYMBALTA 154 50 37 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 149 66 39 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 24 R 40 78
TRICOR 132 19 41 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 39 42 45
CLOPIDOGREL 130 98 43 20
SERTRALINE HCL 128 43 44 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 64 44 32
MELOXICAM 128 48 44 37
RANITIDINE HCL 122 45 47 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116 49 48 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 32 49 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 55 50 63
NIASPAN 107 56 51 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 34 52 103
FLUCONAZOLE 104 34 53 165
DIGOXIN 103 83 54 40
MIRTAZAPINE 102 74 55 61
CRESTOR 101 36 56 19
RISPERIDONE 95 41 57 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 66 58 15
CARVEDILOL 87 64 59 23
SYMBICORT 85 30 60 109
GEMFIBROZIL 83 42 61 118
ZETIA 83 62 61 59
LANTUS 82 49 63 56
PLAVIX 82 67 63 30
PREDNISONE 82 50 63 35
SUCRALFATE 81 28 66 149
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 52 67 171
SYNTHROID 75 40 68 46
KLOR-CON M10 74 33 69 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 38 69 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 69 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74 28 69 146
KETOCONAZOLE 72 20 73 185
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 36 74 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 28 74 133
PAROXETINE HCL 69 33 74 57
MECLIZINE HCL 68 46 77 111
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 33 77 131
NAMENDA 68 68 77 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 40 77 36
IBUPROFEN 65 20 81 89
LIPITOR 65 46 81 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 39 83 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 43 84 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 39 85 33
ENDOCET 61 26 S2 85 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 25 87 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 35 87 98
LOVAZA 60 0 87 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 16 R 90 106
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 58 11 90 328
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 20 92 126
VENTOLIN HFA 55 11 93 190
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54 0 R 94 212
NABUMETONE 52 23 95 164
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 42 95 113
VYTORIN 52 42 95 148
AZITHROMYCIN 51 23 98 39
FELODIPINE ER 51 0 98 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 28 98 123
OLANZAPINE 51 21 98 142
VERAPAMIL ER 50 49 102 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 43 S2 102 83
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 Dec. 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.