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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 670

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 670

438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
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this specialty
in West Virginia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 438 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 10,515 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 544 290 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 499 353 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 440 312 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 365 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 387 293 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 263 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 275 7 7
TRAMADOL HCL 307 243 8 21
GABAPENTIN 290 185 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 285 196 10 8
SIMVASTATIN 272 186 11 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 180 12 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 161 13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200 163 14 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 148 15 10
CRESTOR 190 140 16 18
PAROXETINE HCL 189 140 17 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 107 18 20
NEXIUM 168 92 19 14
MELOXICAM 162 116 20 33
RANITIDINE HCL 160 117 21 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 75 22 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 126 22 15
LYRICA 145 51 24 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 143 123 25 13
CARVEDILOL 132 130 26 29
SERTRALINE HCL 124 112 27 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 74 28 37
OLANZAPINE 116 104 28 143
PROAIR HFA 114 72 30 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 102 30 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 74 32 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 77 33 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 102 33 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 35 31
FAMOTIDINE 105 97 36 99
ALLOPURINOL 104 76 37 38
CLOPIDOGREL 100 84 38 24
IBUPROFEN 100 49 38 50
EVISTA 94 68 40 158
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 60 S2 41 77
SINGULAIR 86 55 42 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 76 42 42
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 51 S2 44 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 51 45 150
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 35 46 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 71 46 78
TRAZODONE HCL 81 48 48 39
CYMBALTA 80 42 49 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 68 50 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 20 R 51 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 69 52 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 66 53 133
NAMENDA 69 68 53 54
ATENOLOL 68 50 55 17
RISPERIDONE 68 56 55 80
PLAVIX 66 52 57 34
DIGOXIN 65 48 58 46
SPIRIVA 65 52 58 51
GLYBURIDE 63 44 R 60 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 50 60 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 53 62 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 60 63 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 35 63 69
ZETIA 58 42 65 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 37 66 135
ETODOLAC 53 24 67 174
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 32 68 96
CEPHALEXIN 51 29 69 102
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 26 69 218
KLOR-CON M10 50 49 71 112
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.