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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 670

$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 670

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 535 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 13,152 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 969 828 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 541 467 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472 404 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 456 395 4 13
FUROSEMIDE 453 407 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 372 6 9
LISINOPRIL 365 321 7 3
SIMVASTATIN 316 274 8 4
NAMENDA 283 283 9 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265 234 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 228 11 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 203 12 12
GABAPENTIN 220 162 13 11
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 164 S2 14 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 178 15 41
LANTUS 204 197 16 58
CLOPIDOGREL 185 159 17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 174 162 18 21
FENTANYL 156 153 S2 19 76
NEXIUM 155 135 20 14
SERTRALINE HCL 153 132 21 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 125 22 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 140 23 19
CYMBALTA 149 93 24 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 121 25 20
TAMIFLU 143 132 26 209
DIGOXIN 139 138 27 46
RANITIDINE HCL 135 128 28 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 93 29 15
ATENOLOL 129 117 29 17
PREDNISONE 129 115 29 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 112 32 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 107 R 33 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 99 34 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 82 35 26
METFORMIN HCL 112 84 36 8
RISPERIDONE 104 94 37 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 86 38 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 75 39 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 98 40 136
PLAVIX 99 91 40 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 83 42 30
EXELON 91 91 43 128
DIOVAN 90 90 44 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 89 45 97
KLOR-CON M20 87 69 46 57
CARVEDILOL 78 65 47 29
GENERLAC 77 24 48 187
CLONIDINE HCL 76 74 49 62
LANSOPRAZOLE 74 74 50 86
NOVOLOG 72 72 51 151
XIFAXAN 70 21 52 331
TRAZODONE HCL 67 54 53 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 42 54 148
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 60 55 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 53 56 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 39 56 32
LEVETIRACETAM 60 44 58 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 40 59 42
KLOR-CON M10 58 36 60 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 53 61 93
ALLOPURINOL 55 53 62 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 30 S2 62 104
MELOXICAM 55 45 62 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 55 62 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 62 101
CRESTOR 54 48 67 18
LOVAZA 53 46 68 108
LYRICA 52 41 69 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 41 70 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 45 70 37
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. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.