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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 670

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 670

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

18% of this provider’s 353 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 353 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 13,153 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 899 771 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 438 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 371 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 387 342 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 327 290 5 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 325 287 6 82
FUROSEMIDE 302 273 7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 298 263 8 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 251 9 10
RANITIDINE HCL 237 199 10 25
LISINOPRIL 234 187 11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 187 12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 215 13 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 211 14 43
FENTANYL 223 173 S2 15 76
FAMOTIDINE 219 180 16 99
MELOXICAM 175 142 17 33
JANUVIA 167 155 18 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 151 19 27
NAMENDA 166 166 19 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 145 21 13
CYMBALTA 153 103 22 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 141 22 15
MIRTAZAPINE 151 149 24 59
METFORMIN HCL 148 105 25 8
GABAPENTIN 147 121 26 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146 128 27 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142 128 S2 28 77
CRESTOR 139 87 29 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 137 30 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 116 31 79
TRAMADOL HCL 135 118 32 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 119 33 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119 116 34 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 99 35 30
NEXIUM 112 87 36 14
SYNTHROID 112 105 36 47
DIGOXIN 112 100 36 46
CLOPIDOGREL 94 78 39 24
IBUPROFEN 93 62 40 50
SERTRALINE HCL 93 93 40 22
SPIRIVA 91 61 42 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 72 43 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 58 43 132
CARVEDILOL 89 63 43 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 82 46 45
E.E.S. 200 85 85 10 47 321
LANTUS 85 65 47 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 32 49 90
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 80 49 S2 50 240
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 26 51 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 65 52 60
SINGULAIR 77 48 53 56
LEVETIRACETAM 77 53 53 152
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 30 S2 53 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 67 53 84
VYTORIN 75 60 57 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 59 58 147
PAROXETINE HCL 70 44 59 52
PLAVIX 69 55 60 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 38 60 93
PRIMIDONE 67 56 62 268
AZITHROMYCIN 65 60 63 35
CELEBREX 64 60 64 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 62 65 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 56 65 148
ATENOLOL 62 42 67 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 55 67 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 62 67 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 61 67 136
OLANZAPINE 61 61 71 143
BUPROPION XL 61 49 71 192
ACTOS 61 50 71 105
CEFTRIAXONE 61 60 71 180
OXYCONTIN 60 20 S2 75 183
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 45 75 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 35 77 42
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 58 R 77 205
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 32 79 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 52 80 101
BYSTOLIC 52 25 81 165
LACTULOSE 51 36 82 107
ZETIA 51 51 82 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 49 82 224
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 April 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.