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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 670

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 670

462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

2% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 462 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 13,499 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 575 488 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565 518 2 7
LISINOPRIL 494 411 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 472 392 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 383 343 5 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 263 S3 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 311 7 15
GABAPENTIN 363 308 8 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 320 9 20
RANITIDINE HCL 323 280 10 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322 301 11 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 297 12 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 254 13 9
CRESTOR 268 247 14 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263 226 15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 209 16 10
TRAMADOL HCL 236 220 17 21
MELOXICAM 229 186 18 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 168 19 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 206 20 31
METFORMIN HCL 200 167 21 8
SIMVASTATIN 199 176 22 4
NEXIUM 178 126 23 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166 116 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 160 108 25 22
ATENOLOL 151 115 26 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147 124 27 37
CYMBALTA 140 71 28 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 128 29 30
CARVEDILOL 134 127 30 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 117 31 79
PROAIR HFA 127 96 32 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 103 33 32
PREDNISONE 117 107 34 40
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 116 114 35 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 72 36 23
SPIRIVA 115 96 36 51
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 93 38 247
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 98 39 43
DIGOXIN 109 104 40 46
ASMANEX 106 87 41 314
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 93 42 111
CLOPIDOGREL 99 86 43 24
LANSOPRAZOLE 96 87 44 86
LANTUS 94 70 45 58
PEN NEEDLE 90 78 46 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 85 47 73
SINGULAIR 88 71 47 56
PLAVIX 86 72 49 34
QVAR 83 81 50 290
VERAPAMIL ER 81 67 51 94
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 40 52 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 51 52 75
DIOVAN 68 68 54 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 55 55 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 48 55 198
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 55 55 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 59 58 132
TRILIPIX 64 50 59 141
PAROXETINE HCL 64 55 59 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 44 61 130
NOVOLOG 61 54 62 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 50 63 82
NAPROXEN 59 51 64 81
ZETIA 57 51 65 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 45 65 97
HUMALOG 57 49 65 197
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 36 65 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 46 65 96
KLOR-CON M20 56 55 70 57
LOVAZA 56 30 70 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 54 72 26
NAMENDA 55 55 72 54
VYTORIN 51 51 74 134
SYNTHROID 50 49 75 47
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 Nov. 15, 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.