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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 670

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 670

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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

6% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 811 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 12,371 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
OMEPRAZOLE 657 587 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576 495 2 2
LISINOPRIL 456 418 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 317 S3 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 328 275 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 314 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 310 299 7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 285 8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 241 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 186 10 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 207 201 11 69
GABAPENTIN 191 143 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 162 13 20
NEXIUM 182 145 14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 161 15 23
CLOPIDOGREL 174 159 16 24
METFORMIN HCL 168 138 17 8
ATENOLOL 163 156 18 17
DIOVAN 159 154 19 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 131 20 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 139 21 37
CARVEDILOL 152 126 22 29
CRESTOR 150 138 23 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 146 24 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 135 25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 138 126 26 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 117 27 41
BYSTOLIC 134 134 28 165
RANITIDINE HCL 133 123 29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 123 30 30
PROAIR HFA 123 89 31 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 114 31 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115 115 33 98
PLAVIX 114 108 34 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 113 101 35 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 80 36 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 53 37 97
GLIPIZIDE XL 92 83 38 113
ALLOPURINOL 88 88 39 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 84 40 43
BENICAR 87 86 40 159
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 78 42 45
SYNTHROID 81 77 43 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 71 44 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 73 44 149
MELOXICAM 75 65 44 33
CYMBALTA 75 53 44 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 38 R 48 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 73 48 86
SERTRALINE HCL 73 65 50 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 67 S2 51 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 67 52 27
SULINDAC 66 43 53 217
VYTORIN 66 66 53 134
ZETIA 65 65 55 66
KLOR-CON M10 64 53 56 112
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 61 57 110
FLURBIPROFEN 62 47 58 303
PEN NEEDLE 62 56 58 142
DIGOXIN 61 58 60 46
BENICAR HCT 60 56 61 190
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 51 62 88
KLOR-CON M20 59 49 62 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 55 64 42
LOVAZA 57 40 64 108
DIOVAN HCT 57 53 64 126
IRBESARTAN 56 55 67 310
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 36 S2 67 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 49 69 78
ALPRAZOLAM 52 50 70 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 70 31
NAMENDA 52 52 70 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 47 70 103
VENTOLIN HFA 51 38 74 163
AZITHROMYCIN 51 44 74 35
GLIPIZIDE 50 43 76 67
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. 21, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.