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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 670

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 670

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

23% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 328 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 8,918 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 981 463 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 434 340 2 6
LISINOPRIL 425 265 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 360 284 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 342 230 5 8
CRESTOR 279 174 6 18
OMEPRAZOLE 262 159 7 5
OXYCODONE HCL 259 68 S2 8 72
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257 183 9 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256 218 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246 179 11 9
NEXIUM 229 102 12 14
GABAPENTIN 223 150 13 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 96 14 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 143 15 10
RANITIDINE HCL 204 105 16 25
CARVEDILOL 201 115 17 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 119 18 16
CYMBALTA 173 68 19 36
IBUPROFEN 169 63 20 50
DEXILANT 155 48 21 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 100 22 84
SERTRALINE HCL 147 79 23 22
PROAIR HFA 140 19 24 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 112 25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 135 38 26 39
CLOPIDOGREL 131 97 27 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 120 28 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 29 S2 29 71
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 120 97 30 149
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 0 S2 31 104
LYRICA 113 54 32 65
LANTUS 111 79 33 58
LEVETIRACETAM 111 85 33 152
NIASPAN 111 35 33 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110 23 R 36 106
PLAVIX 108 87 37 34
ATENOLOL 108 94 37 17
DIOVAN 101 63 39 48
RISPERIDONE 97 93 40 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 25 41 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 76 41 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 63 43 15
JANTOVEN 92 60 44 195
BACLOFEN 91 26 45 129
MELOXICAM 88 58 46 33
ACTOS 88 59 46 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 67 48 32
NAMENDA 86 86 49 54
TRAMADOL HCL 84 0 50 21
FENTANYL 81 59 S2 51 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 44 52 74
MIRTAZAPINE 71 38 53 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 32 53 78
ONGLYZA 68 56 55 186
BENICAR 68 66 55 159
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 55 57 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 49 57 12
SINGULAIR 66 39 59 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 0 60 87
AMOXICILLIN 65 35 60 91
NAPROXEN 64 39 62 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 62 63 31
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 31 64 233
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 38 65 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 56 65 20
CELEBREX 58 46 65 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 37 68 257
AZITHROMYCIN 56 29 68 35
TRICOR 54 13 70 83
LAMOTRIGINE 53 18 71 179
PREDNISONE 52 0 72 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 22 73 96
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 Feb. 1, 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.