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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 670

$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 670

339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

14% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 339 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 7,491 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 569 359 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 442 364 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403 309 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 380 285 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 257 197 5 6
ATENOLOL 230 203 6 17
LISINOPRIL 218 192 7 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 120 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 192 154 9 8
PREDNISONE 176 113 10 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 164 11 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 128 12 16
GABAPENTIN 149 78 13 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 83 14 60
SERTRALINE HCL 132 115 15 22
CRESTOR 130 92 16 18
NEXIUM 122 95 17 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 52 S2 18 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 115 19 45
CLOPIDOGREL 110 91 20 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 105 21 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 92 21 26
TRAMADOL HCL 98 86 23 21
TRAZODONE HCL 95 46 24 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 57 24 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 70 26 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 53 27 93
OXYCONTIN 84 0 S2 28 183
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 70 28 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 58 30 20
AZITHROMYCIN 83 60 30 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 68 30 132
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 55 33 73
RANITIDINE HCL 75 20 34 25
SINGULAIR 74 45 35 56
PLAVIX 74 65 35 34
MELOXICAM 70 30 37 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 59 37 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 25 39 117
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 63 40 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 39 40 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 67 64 40 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 49 40 13
DIGOXIN 64 31 44 46
CELEBREX 60 59 45 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 37 45 10
NAMENDA 58 58 47 54
ALLOPURINOL 58 56 47 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 41 47 55
DEXILANT 53 14 50 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 38 50 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 0 S2 52 104
AMOXICILLIN 52 35 52 91
FLUCONAZOLE 52 29 52 140
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 52 39 52 361
PROAIR HFA 51 23 56 28
PRADAXA 51 28 56 187
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 45 58 82
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 July 8, 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.