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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 670

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 670

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

6% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 400 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 11,928 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 568 480 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 528 405 2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 495 451 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439 369 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 414 349 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412 371 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 402 315 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 396 307 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388 290 S3 9 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 371 324 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 292 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 248 12 16
GABAPENTIN 260 162 13 11
SODIUM CHLORIDE 251 193 14 170
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204 163 15 19
MIRTAZAPINE 189 171 16 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 152 17 43
ATENOLOL 171 144 18 17
NEXIUM 157 124 19 14
NAMENDA 146 146 20 54
CLOPIDOGREL 143 124 21 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 143 128 21 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 117 21 12
SERTRALINE HCL 136 119 24 22
ALLOPURINOL 136 105 24 38
GLYBURIDE 132 83 R 26 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 120 27 45
IBUPROFEN 121 56 28 50
RANITIDINE HCL 114 66 29 25
GLIPIZIDE 112 98 30 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109 31 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 77 32 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108 104 32 122
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 68 34 27
PLAVIX 98 92 35 34
KLOR-CON M10 97 76 36 112
PROAIR HFA 96 55 37 28
TRAMADOL HCL 94 81 38 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 69 39 37
JANUVIA 87 62 40 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 32 R 41 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 54 42 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 69 43 41
DIGOXIN 84 71 43 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 62 45 26
PREDNISONE 82 41 46 40
PAROXETINE HCL 80 42 47 52
CRESTOR 79 74 48 18
MECLIZINE HCL 77 65 49 114
AZITHROMYCIN 77 60 49 35
NIASPAN 74 50 51 116
ALPRAZOLAM 74 70 51 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 68 53 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 47 54 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 47 54 55
FINASTERIDE 69 59 56 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 62 57 30
CYMBALTA 65 47 58 36
VERAPAMIL ER 64 64 59 94
NAPROXEN 64 54 59 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 48 59 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 48 62 60
DIOVAN 63 63 62 48
NOVOLIN R 61 49 64 176
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 51 65 20
LORAZEPAM 58 56 66 171
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 39 67 92
SPIRIVA 55 32 68 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 44 69 23
NITROSTAT 53 49 70 155
ZETIA 52 40 71 66
CLOZAPINE 52 0 71 191
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 16 71 213
LOVASTATIN 51 39 74 44
SINGULAIR 50 44 75 56
LIPITOR 50 36 75 156
CEFTRIAXONE 50 35 75 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 40 75 148
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 June 30, 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.