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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 670

$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 670

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

8% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 422 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 9,697 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
FUROSEMIDE 407 379 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 357 2 2
LISINOPRIL 358 325 3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326 307 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 262 229 5 4
ATENOLOL 248 204 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239 231 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 225 217 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 199 S3 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 212 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 178 11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 136 12 12
GABAPENTIN 165 145 13 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 130 14 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 151 15 15
PREDNISONE 140 129 16 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 108 17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 132 120 18 21
NEXIUM 130 111 19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 116 20 30
METFORMIN HCL 128 92 21 8
MIRTAZAPINE 127 118 22 59
CARVEDILOL 111 97 23 29
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 109 106 S3 24 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 97 25 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 65 26 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 95 26 42
AMOXICILLIN 105 91 26 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 86 29 10
CEFUROXIME 92 86 30 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 92 30 79
CRESTOR 91 87 32 18
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 56 33 175
CLOPIDOGREL 86 74 33 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 72 35 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 76 36 60
ALLOPURINOL 79 72 37 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78 38 31
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 73 R 38 106
DIGOXIN 77 60 40 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 44 S2 41 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 56 42 26
LOVASTATIN 67 62 43 44
PLAVIX 67 57 43 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 54 45 37
NAMENDA 63 63 46 54
CYMBALTA 62 28 47 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 56 48 135
MELOXICAM 59 45 49 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 46 50 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 51 43
SYNTHROID 56 51 52 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 52 52 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 38 54 124
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 41 55 103
TRAZODONE HCL 52 31 56 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 57 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 44 57 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 25 R 57 61
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 Aug. 2, 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.