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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 670

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 670

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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

5% of this provider’s 386 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 386 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 11,363 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710 586 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575 447 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 447 353 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 444 320 4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 396 354 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 369 319 6 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 225 7 12
SIMVASTATIN 264 218 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 186 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 231 170 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 223 177 11 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220 194 12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 185 13 9
CRESTOR 198 142 14 18
MELOXICAM 195 155 15 33
RANITIDINE HCL 190 119 16 25
NEXIUM 190 146 16 14
ALLOPURINOL 182 130 18 38
CLOPIDOGREL 155 113 19 24
DEXILANT 155 57 19 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 130 21 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 142 22 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 130 23 41
TORSEMIDE 139 127 24 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 105 25 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 87 26 27
AZITHROMYCIN 123 92 27 35
ATENOLOL 110 83 28 17
CYMBALTA 109 60 29 36
CARVEDILOL 109 75 29 29
KLOR-CON M20 108 63 31 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 31 43
PLAVIX 104 75 33 34
SPIRIVA 102 50 34 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 84 35 30
SINGULAIR 100 49 36 56
NAMENDA 96 89 37 54
TRAMADOL HCL 93 59 38 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 65 39 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 68 39 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 38 41 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 65 42 31
KLOR-CON M10 78 78 43 112
DIOVAN 77 64 44 48
CLONIDINE HCL 76 64 45 62
LYRICA 76 66 45 65
BUPROPION XL 75 39 47 192
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 54 48 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 44 48 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 58 50 42
PREDNISONE 71 54 51 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 43 52 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 55 52 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 55 54 60
GLIPIZIDE XL 69 63 54 113
DETROL LA 69 51 54 264
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 62 57 101
PROAIR HFA 66 45 58 28
GABAPENTIN 66 31 58 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 30 60 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 43 60 82
DIGOXIN 65 57 60 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 48 63 20
LIPITOR 62 47 64 156
LANTUS 61 41 65 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 45 66 73
LAMOTRIGINE 58 0 67 179
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 35 67 55
AMOXICILLIN 56 40 69 91
ACTOS 56 41 69 105
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 44 71 120
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 40 72 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 72 122
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 41 72 23
FLUCONAZOLE 53 41 75 140
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 40 76 26
MOMETASONE FUROATE 52 27 76 361
CEFUROXIME 52 45 76 121
TRICOR 52 42 76 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 37 80 135
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 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.