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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 670

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 670

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

7% of this provider’s 573 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 573 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 7,218 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

$53 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 894 317 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694 327 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 608 260 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 597 305 4 6
LISINOPRIL 577 269 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 514 276 6 4
ATENOLOL 511 199 7 17
NEXIUM 448 183 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 344 128 9 5
IBUPROFEN 329 28 10 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329 199 10 7
PROAIR HFA 314 73 12 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 114 13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 123 14 10
GABAPENTIN 252 74 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 90 16 20
SERTRALINE HCL 223 80 17 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223 87 17 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 98 19 9
NAPROXEN 220 80 19 81
DEXILANT 201 24 21 70
SINGULAIR 188 72 22 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 95 23 15
CRESTOR 180 54 24 18
MELOXICAM 163 74 25 33
CLOPIDOGREL 162 95 26 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 48 27 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 58 28 16
RANITIDINE HCL 153 57 29 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147 36 R 30 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 101 31 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130 45 32 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 69 33 41
SYMBICORT 123 31 34 153
TRICOR 123 65 34 83
PLAVIX 121 73 36 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 51 37 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 46 38 42
TOPIRAMATE 110 15 39 162
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 31 S2 39 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 41 R 39 68
JANUVIA 106 25 42 53
KLOR-CON M10 106 56 42 112
FLUCONAZOLE 104 27 44 140
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 38 45 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 40 46 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 69 47 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 0 R 48 106
CLONIDINE HCL 93 29 49 62
GLIPIZIDE 91 24 50 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 16 51 97
LYRICA 89 0 52 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 52 53 45
LANTUS 84 50 54 58
CARVEDILOL 84 24 54 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 36 54 88
CARISOPRODOL 84 0 R 54 161
ALLOPURINOL 81 54 58 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 16 59 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 80 21 59 127
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 43 61 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 34 62 60
CYMBALTA 74 0 63 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 20 64 98
MECLIZINE HCL 71 53 64 114
COMBIVENT 70 11 66 167
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67 20 S2 67 104
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 13 68 130
PAROXETINE HCL 66 44 68 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 30 S2 70 77
PREMARIN 63 31 R 71 184
DIOVAN 63 46 71 48
NIASPAN 62 0 73 116
NASONEX 60 13 74 240
RAMIPRIL 59 41 75 115
LACTULOSE 59 22 75 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 17 75 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 14 78 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 45 79 43
FENOFIBRATE 56 19 79 64
ALPRAZOLAM 56 23 79 138
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 37 82 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 41 83 137
VENTOLIN HFA 54 14 83 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 0 85 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 35 85 117
DIGOXIN 53 39 85 46
SPIRIVA 52 0 88 51
KLOR-CON M20 50 26 89 57
GLYBURIDE 50 25 R 89 85
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 March 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.