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Prescriber Checkup

MICHAEL MUSCARI DO

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 670

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 670

1,399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

55% of this provider’s 1,399 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 10,107 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 4,733 1,958 S3 1 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 951 368 2 23
OMEPRAZOLE 541 271 3 5
GABAPENTIN 540 211 4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414 216 5 16
LISINOPRIL 406 186 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 402 228 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 388 237 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378 184 9 2
CRESTOR 319 115 10 18
NEXIUM 314 135 11 14
LYRICA 286 97 12 65
PROAIR HFA 269 133 13 28
IBUPROFEN 255 65 14 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 129 15 12
RANITIDINE HCL 237 97 16 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 203 73 S3 17 119
METFORMIN HCL 203 95 17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 192 101 19 21
NAPROXEN 188 74 20 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 103 21 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 109 22 7
CLOPIDOGREL 165 113 23 24
MELOXICAM 163 69 24 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 163 47 24 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161 15 R 26 61
CARISOPRODOL 161 16 R 26 161
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 160 101 28 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 60 29 20
CARVEDILOL 136 98 30 29
PLAVIX 134 87 31 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 81 32 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 101 33 30
CYMBALTA 122 23 34 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 118 12 35 87
TRAZODONE HCL 117 59 36 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 42 37 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 75 38 42
SERTRALINE HCL 114 31 38 22
TRICOR 112 62 40 83
INSULIN SYRINGE 109 44 41 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 40 42 32
DEXILANT 101 28 43 70
TORSEMIDE 97 34 44 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 47 45 78
SINGULAIR 96 30 45 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 65 47 41
ALLOPURINOL 93 70 48 38
FENOFIBRATE 90 38 49 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 44 49 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 53 51 15
ATENOLOL 86 41 52 17
LANSOPRAZOLE 84 18 53 86
ZETIA 83 68 54 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 52 54 55
AZITHROMYCIN 78 25 56 35
AMOXICILLIN 77 25 57 91
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 17 R 58 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 42 58 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 26 60 13
ALPRAZOLAM 75 47 60 138
SPIRIVA 72 25 62 51
MECLIZINE HCL 71 41 63 114
METHOCARBAMOL 69 22 R 64 168
FINASTERIDE 68 55 65 118
CELEBREX 66 37 66 89
BACLOFEN 64 0 67 129
LORAZEPAM 64 60 67 171
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 64 24 67 284
CLONIDINE HCL 64 24 67 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 48 71 73
PAROXETINE HCL 62 28 72 52
NABUMETONE 60 26 73 251
SYNTHROID 60 39 73 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 33 73 49
KETOPROFEN 59 31 76 350
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 54 76 31
ETODOLAC 59 16 76 174
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 17 79 199
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 24 R 79 157
LOVASTATIN 57 29 81 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 28 R 81 169
NITROSTAT 56 35 83 155
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 41 83 26
SUCRALFATE 55 37 85 185
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 18 85 198
DIOVAN 54 28 87 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 17 87 75
CEFDINIR 53 20 89 154
LEXAPRO 53 34 89 231
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 0 91 96
SYMBICORT 51 31 92 153
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 21 93 124
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 July 8, 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.