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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 670

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 670

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 286 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 9,310 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
LISINOPRIL 605 465 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 506 397 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 457 301 3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 437 334 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401 247 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 273 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 363 322 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 354 230 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268 239 S3 9 1
CLOPIDOGREL 253 206 10 24
NEXIUM 229 113 11 14
RISPERIDONE 207 81 12 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 187 13 32
SERTRALINE HCL 199 115 14 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 139 15 16
RANITIDINE HCL 181 114 16 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 114 17 10
PLAVIX 170 137 18 34
ATENOLOL 166 125 19 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 125 20 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 148 21 13
GABAPENTIN 158 133 22 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 106 23 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 13 24 95
SINGULAIR 118 56 25 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 69 25 9
LAMOTRIGINE 118 19 25 179
ALLOPURINOL 112 106 28 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 97 29 45
LANTUS 106 88 30 58
CRESTOR 105 93 31 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 41 32 43
KLOR-CON M10 102 102 33 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 82 34 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 37 35 79
DIGOXIN 92 84 36 46
LOVASTATIN 90 76 37 44
SPIRIVA 88 65 38 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 86 39 74
LACTULOSE 86 0 39 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 60 41 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 41 41 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 43 31
CARVEDILOL 83 56 44 29
JANUVIA 81 62 45 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 37 46 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74 61 47 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 14 47 84
AZITHROMYCIN 72 47 49 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 32 50 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 24 51 135
COMBIVENT 68 44 51 167
NAMENDA 67 67 53 54
KLOR-CON M20 67 45 53 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 42 55 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 14 56 148
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64 52 57 120
SYMBICORT 64 47 57 153
TRAMADOL HCL 63 60 59 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 62 60 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 48 60 49
PAROXETINE HCL 61 50 62 52
ZETIA 59 42 63 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 49 64 92
CYMBALTA 56 22 64 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 0 R 66 202
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 52 66 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 45 66 26
COLCRYS 53 53 69 254
PROAIR HFA 53 38 69 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 0 71 218
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 25 71 19
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. 1, 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.