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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,477Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 670

$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 670

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

3% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 631 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 15,086 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

$53 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
FUROSEMIDE 858 751 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688 562 2 2
TRAMADOL HCL 656 559 3 21
SIMVASTATIN 535 418 4 4
LISINOPRIL 501 419 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481 435 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418 304 S3 7 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 407 337 8 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 378 352 9 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 346 326 10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 269 11 16
SERTRALINE HCL 306 260 12 22
GABAPENTIN 292 243 13 11
OMEPRAZOLE 288 206 14 5
METFORMIN HCL 233 153 15 8
CLOZAPINE 215 90 16 191
GLIPIZIDE 211 191 17 67
TRAZODONE HCL 205 131 18 39
NAMENDA 192 185 19 54
DIGOXIN 179 159 20 46
PAROXETINE HCL 169 128 21 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 129 22 30
MIRTAZAPINE 161 155 22 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 156 24 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152 130 25 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 147 26 43
LYRICA 145 118 27 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 126 28 12
CLOPIDOGREL 144 123 28 24
DEXILANT 142 102 30 70
RANITIDINE HCL 133 121 31 25
NEXIUM 132 100 32 14
RISPERIDONE 130 96 33 80
LANTUS 126 91 34 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 125 35 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123 123 36 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 93 37 42
LACTULOSE 119 98 38 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 86 39 135
HALOPERIDOL 112 45 40 207
PREDNISONE 111 82 41 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 100 42 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 84 43 15
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 69 44 130
OLANZAPINE 105 93 45 143
CEFUROXIME 104 92 46 121
MELOXICAM 103 87 47 33
NOVOLOG 100 75 48 151
ATENOLOL 99 44 49 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 67 R 50 68
PLAVIX 97 87 50 34
PROAIR HFA 93 40 52 28
CYMBALTA 91 68 53 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 83 54 78
SINGULAIR 89 78 55 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 73 56 45
CARVEDILOL 84 76 57 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 68 58 84
LEVEMIR 81 71 59 196
HUMALOG 77 49 60 197
ZETIA 75 52 61 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 61 61 93
BACLOFEN 73 62 63 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 50 64 79
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72 66 64 234
NAPROXEN 71 67 66 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 41 67 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 66 68 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 58 69 37
CRESTOR 67 45 70 18
TOPIRAMATE 66 40 71 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 66 71 19
FENTANYL 65 65 S2 73 76
LEVETIRACETAM 64 64 74 152
HUMULIN R 63 59 75 253
SPIRIVA 61 43 76 51
KLOR-CON M20 60 49 77 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 49 R 78 61
IBUPROFEN 59 57 78 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 26 80 150
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 57 80 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 57 82 145
METOLAZONE 57 47 82 227
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 46 82 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 29 R 82 164
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 34 86 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 37 86 26
ACTOS 54 39 88 105
RISPERDAL CONSTA 54 54 88 305
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 52 90 41
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 52 90 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 28 90 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 51 90 133
LIDODERM 52 51 94 215
LATANOPROST 52 52 94 300
FENOFIBRATE 51 47 96 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 42 97 88
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 Dec. 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.