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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 670

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 670

426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

12% of this provider’s 426 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,113 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 798 484 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 754 496 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 416 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 480 347 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453 303 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 398 274 6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 195 7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345 210 8 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298 201 9 12
NEXIUM 297 178 10 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 293 186 11 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256 202 12 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 255 155 13 63
ATENOLOL 251 189 14 17
CRESTOR 239 161 15 18
METFORMIN HCL 225 174 16 8
TRAZODONE HCL 209 125 17 39
CLONIDINE HCL 185 122 18 62
RANITIDINE HCL 183 105 19 25
TRAMADOL HCL 179 111 20 21
GABAPENTIN 173 106 21 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 171 147 22 69
PAROXETINE HCL 162 84 23 52
NIASPAN 157 88 24 116
GLYBURIDE 155 123 R 25 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 154 26 31
PROAIR HFA 150 64 27 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 90 R 27 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 68 S3 29 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 101 30 16
SERTRALINE HCL 117 62 31 22
ALLOPURINOL 116 90 32 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 89 33 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115 61 33 98
SPIRIVA 113 99 35 51
CYMBALTA 111 46 36 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 74 37 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 54 38 79
DIGOXIN 102 90 39 46
AZITHROMYCIN 100 61 40 35
CARVEDILOL 99 71 41 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 76 42 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 41 43 75
CLOPIDOGREL 95 44 44 24
SYNTHROID 95 73 44 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 66 46 13
KLOR-CON M20 86 25 47 57
DEXILANT 85 32 48 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 32 49 55
QUINAPRIL HCL 84 66 49 103
PEN NEEDLE 82 44 51 142
VENTOLIN HFA 80 64 52 163
LOVASTATIN 78 50 53 44
ZETIA 77 49 54 66
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 75 18 R 55 169
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73 48 56 193
NAMENDA 70 70 57 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 38 58 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 53 59 30
PLAVIX 66 39 60 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 55 60 198
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 32 62 172
LANTUS 64 46 63 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 35 64 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 62 64 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 33 64 173
LIPITOR 62 34 67 156
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 37 67 43
BYSTOLIC 61 35 69 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 31 69 42
TRICOR 60 36 71 83
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 60 71 137
AMOXICILLIN 60 33 71 91
NAPROXEN 59 34 74 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 33 75 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 76 101
LYRICA 51 15 77 65
JANUVIA 51 37 77 53
KETOCONAZOLE 51 22 77 235
BENICAR 50 34 80 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 38 80 90
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 May 30, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.