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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 670

$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 670

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

11% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 455 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 8,864 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 505 191 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 466 311 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449 318 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 435 324 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 339 268 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321 215 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 244 7 7
GABAPENTIN 307 172 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 276 179 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 191 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 232 138 11 8
MELOXICAM 179 90 12 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 127 S2 13 77
CRESTOR 169 75 14 18
NAMENDA 169 169 14 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 113 16 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 92 17 20
NEXIUM 158 59 18 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 155 19 31
TRAMADOL HCL 143 107 20 21
GLIPIZIDE 142 102 21 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 84 22 12
MIRTAZAPINE 139 124 22 59
ATENOLOL 136 99 24 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 130 24 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 40 26 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 64 27 92
CYMBALTA 112 52 28 36
DIOVAN 111 98 29 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 58 30 75
SERTRALINE HCL 109 77 30 22
RANITIDINE HCL 107 77 32 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 63 33 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 106 85 33 63
PREDNISONE 103 53 35 40
LYRICA 101 50 36 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 80 37 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 71 37 30
LANTUS 96 58 39 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 13 R 40 61
FENTANYL 88 52 S2 41 76
FAMOTIDINE 87 74 42 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 35 R 43 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 55 44 42
PROAIR HFA 83 34 45 28
SPIRIVA 80 50 46 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 24 S2 47 71
DIGOXIN 78 61 48 46
SINGULAIR 73 50 49 56
DEXILANT 72 0 50 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 37 51 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 28 52 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 47 52 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 27 R 54 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 27 55 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 50 55 88
PEN NEEDLE 64 35 57 142
CEPHALEXIN 63 51 58 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 40 59 41
IBUPROFEN 60 15 60 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 28 60 37
AMOXICILLIN 60 45 60 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 42 60 95
CLOPIDOGREL 60 54 60 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 32 65 55
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 0 S2 66 228
KLOR-CON M20 56 35 67 57
ALLOPURINOL 55 47 68 38
HUMALOG 53 19 69 197
HALOPERIDOL 53 46 69 207
CARVEDILOL 52 39 71 29
TOPIRAMATE 52 26 71 162
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 21 71 19
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.