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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 670

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 670

872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 872 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 872 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 16,695 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,004 672 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 887 724 2 4
LISINOPRIL 779 689 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 635 536 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 631 545 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 585 504 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 485 430 7 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 435 339 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420 377 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 299 10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 285 11 26
CLOPIDOGREL 343 314 12 24
METFORMIN HCL 342 281 13 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327 300 14 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281 266 15 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 239 16 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 216 17 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 249 205 18 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 176 19 20
GABAPENTIN 241 175 20 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 218 21 27
RANITIDINE HCL 231 173 22 25
PLAVIX 217 206 23 34
SERTRALINE HCL 213 187 24 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 199 164 25 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 179 26 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 187 27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186 150 28 37
TRAMADOL HCL 185 162 29 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 171 30 73
NEXIUM 167 129 31 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 109 32 55
ATENOLOL 149 140 33 17
MELOXICAM 144 92 34 33
PROAIR HFA 143 136 35 28
SPIRIVA 141 99 36 51
TRAZODONE HCL 136 106 37 39
CRESTOR 135 121 38 18
EVISTA 133 119 39 158
CARVEDILOL 132 101 40 29
QUINAPRIL HCL 122 94 41 103
ALLOPURINOL 119 114 42 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 95 43 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 79 44 82
GEMFIBROZIL 114 70 44 123
ALPRAZOLAM 103 89 46 138
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 59 S2 47 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 94 48 74
BYSTOLIC 95 88 49 165
GLYBURIDE 93 90 R 50 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 71 51 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92 70 51 110
KLOR-CON M20 91 91 53 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 69 54 42
KLOR-CON 10 81 64 55 166
LYRICA 81 44 55 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 76 57 43
ONGLYZA 78 67 58 186
FINASTERIDE 76 76 59 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 73 60 111
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 63 61 132
TORSEMIDE 73 52 62 100
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 72 66 R 63 157
RAMIPRIL 71 71 64 115
AZITHROMYCIN 70 56 65 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 53 R 66 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 31 R 67 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 39 68 86
DIGOXIN 66 63 68 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 57 68 49
VYTORIN 63 63 71 134
CYMBALTA 63 31 71 36
PAROXETINE HCL 61 47 73 52
VERAPAMIL ER 60 48 74 94
TRICOR 60 24 74 83
LORAZEPAM 59 59 76 171
ZETIA 59 55 76 66
DIOVAN 59 58 76 48
PREDNISONE 59 51 76 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 56 80 31
GLIPIZIDE 57 50 80 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 51 82 113
FENTANYL 56 40 S2 82 76
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 47 84 127
CLONIDINE HCL 55 45 84 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 37 86 148
IBUPROFEN 52 41 87 50
PEN NEEDLE 51 44 88 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 39 89 60
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. 19, 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.