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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 670

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 670

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

13% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 703 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 21,930 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,831 1,214 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,053 777 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 992 768 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 836 650 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 816 658 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 776 619 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 706 512 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588 475 8 7
GABAPENTIN 544 402 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 497 396 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 420 297 11 20
SERTRALINE HCL 408 334 12 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 375 229 13 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371 310 14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 363 323 15 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322 315 16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 320 223 17 21
CLOPIDOGREL 318 279 18 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292 234 19 19
CARVEDILOL 285 236 20 29
CRESTOR 276 223 21 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 274 255 22 69
RANITIDINE HCL 274 213 22 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 268 182 24 63
ATENOLOL 256 210 25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252 215 26 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 252 171 R 26 68
PLAVIX 252 228 26 34
PREDNISONE 249 192 29 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 241 152 30 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 151 31 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 161 32 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 193 171 33 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 159 34 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 150 35 27
TRAZODONE HCL 185 108 36 39
NEXIUM 179 156 37 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 113 38 10
LABETALOL HCL 170 138 39 226
MELOXICAM 168 116 40 33
AZITHROMYCIN 164 108 41 35
GLYBURIDE 164 138 R 41 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 139 43 74
DOXEPIN HCL 160 107 44 201
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 127 45 43
FENTANYL 155 105 S2 46 76
PROAIR HFA 154 88 47 28
CYMBALTA 150 67 48 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 148 85 49 124
TIZANIDINE HCL 146 89 50 87
KLOR-CON 10 145 126 51 166
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 94 52 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 85 S2 53 77
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 141 58 53 110
DIOVAN 137 115 55 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 137 55 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 133 46 S2 57 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 88 58 97
ALPRAZOLAM 131 121 59 138
LANSOPRAZOLE 123 70 60 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 88 60 42
ALLOPURINOL 122 81 62 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 99 63 92
RAMIPRIL 121 79 63 115
BUPROPION HCL SR 120 49 65 178
LOVAZA 118 62 66 108
PREMARIN 118 72 R 66 184
LYRICA 116 53 68 65
FELODIPINE ER 116 83 68 144
FENOFIBRATE 113 107 70 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 82 71 55
NIASPAN 112 88 71 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112 74 71 148
VYTORIN 110 80 74 134
IBUPROFEN 109 59 75 50
SYNTHROID 108 95 76 47
NOVOLIN 70-30 106 48 77 213
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 70 78 145
OLANZAPINE 104 86 79 143
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 34 R 80 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 91 81 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 61 82 82
ZETIA 97 82 82 66
PAROXETINE HCL 96 62 84 52
SPIRIVA 95 73 85 51
GEMFIBROZIL 94 38 86 123
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 91 S2 87 71
METHOCARBAMOL 90 42 R 88 168
CLONIDINE HCL 89 63 89 62
LOVASTATIN 89 86 89 44
DIGOXIN 88 88 91 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 47 92 84
ACTOS 86 46 93 105
SINGULAIR 86 60 93 56
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 57 95 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 70 96 101
RISPERIDONE 77 48 97 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 72 98 130
NAPROXEN 75 40 99 81
VENTOLIN HFA 72 37 100 163
ACTONEL 71 65 101 277
VERAPAMIL ER 71 56 101 94
ESTRADIOL 71 62 R 101 259
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 47 104 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 65 104 137
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67 38 106 244
CELEBREX 67 39 106 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 37 108 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 38 108 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 39 110 41
TORSEMIDE 64 43 110 100
FINASTERIDE 63 59 112 118
CEFDINIR 63 52 112 154
AMOXICILLIN 63 49 112 91
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 62 42 115 181
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 38 115 96
NAMENDA 61 61 117 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 24 R 118 106
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 37 119 248
LORAZEPAM 57 38 120 171
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 55 121 147
HUMULIN 70-30 56 31 121 276
NADOLOL 56 27 121 308
METHADONE HCL 55 31 S2 124 206
CILOSTAZOL 55 55 124 243
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 19 126 73
LANTUS 53 51 126 58
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 43 128 175
PEN NEEDLE 52 32 128 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 130 109
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 19 R 130 245
EXELON 50 50 132 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 36 132 93
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. 9, 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.