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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 670

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 670

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

3% of this provider’s 457 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 457 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 10,729 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 1,741 859 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 596 296 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579 409 3 2
GABAPENTIN 564 211 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 537 317 5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 505 312 6 12
FUROSEMIDE 419 224 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399 192 8 19
CRESTOR 376 216 9 18
METFORMIN HCL 358 199 10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 344 195 11 24
RANITIDINE HCL 335 177 12 25
NEXIUM 335 163 12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 207 14 7
OMEPRAZOLE 282 182 15 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 156 16 16
PLAVIX 227 130 17 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 226 122 18 32
PROAIR HFA 219 95 19 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 116 20 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 208 115 21 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 89 22 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 186 34 23 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 149 23 13
ATENOLOL 180 124 25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 113 26 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 101 27 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 83 28 60
CYMBALTA 162 37 29 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 95 30 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 155 87 31 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 90 32 41
TRAMADOL HCL 148 45 33 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 82 34 15
SERTRALINE HCL 144 78 35 22
MELOXICAM 144 93 35 33
JANUVIA 142 72 37 53
DEXILANT 141 57 38 70
SPIRIVA 135 88 39 51
ALLOPURINOL 133 105 40 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 90 40 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 52 R 42 61
CLONIDINE HCL 127 74 43 62
TRAZODONE HCL 124 34 44 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 122 65 45 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 38 46 69
DIGOXIN 114 89 46 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 113 92 R 48 157
TRICOR 111 48 49 83
MECLIZINE HCL 109 78 50 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 81 51 30
SINGULAIR 105 49 52 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 93 53 27
IBUPROFEN 103 60 54 50
LOVASTATIN 99 74 55 44
CEFDINIR 90 43 56 154
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 33 57 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 31 R 58 68
LYRICA 84 25 59 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 25 60 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 48 61 74
NITROSTAT 79 43 62 155
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 65 63 31
VERAPAMIL ER 76 52 64 94
RAMIPRIL 73 33 65 115
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 39 66 93
CARVEDILOL 70 37 67 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 19 68 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 47 68 26
PEN NEEDLE 66 25 70 142
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 0 71 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 35 71 150
DIOVAN 65 25 71 48
AVODART 65 48 71 208
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61 46 75 172
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 14 76 193
CELEBREX 59 25 77 89
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59 18 77 279
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 12 79 221
SYMBICORT 53 33 80 153
GLIPIZIDE 53 37 80 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 36 80 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 17 80 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 80 49
AMOXICILLIN 52 19 85 91
KLOR-CON M10 52 26 85 112
NAPROXEN 51 23 87 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 20 87 96
PREDNISONE 51 35 87 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 27 90 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 0 90 97
GLYBURIDE 50 49 R 90 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 June 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.