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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 670

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 670

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

5% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 850 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 25,399 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,476 1,218 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,444 1,064 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,168 997 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,161 930 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 916 781 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 841 722 6 8
GABAPENTIN 775 645 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 766 651 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 640 567 9 7
SERTRALINE HCL 560 465 10 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 519 427 11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 468 448 12 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466 419 13 10
CLOPIDOGREL 438 391 14 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 363 15 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 312 16 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 371 296 17 32
TRAZODONE HCL 368 287 18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 350 280 19 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 278 20 15
PLAVIX 311 274 21 34
LOVASTATIN 298 250 22 44
TRAMADOL HCL 292 225 23 21
ATENOLOL 291 237 24 17
ALLOPURINOL 279 212 25 38
NEXIUM 274 189 26 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 268 191 27 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 227 28 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 186 29 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 240 181 30 37
MELOXICAM 237 176 31 33
PREDNISONE 235 205 32 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234 201 33 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 226 221 34 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219 203 35 43
RANITIDINE HCL 217 202 36 25
CRESTOR 217 159 36 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 206 183 38 49
SPIRIVA 187 173 39 51
CARVEDILOL 183 177 40 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 149 41 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 122 41 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 164 124 43 69
CYMBALTA 159 111 44 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 151 143 45 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 101 46 27
RAMIPRIL 137 133 47 115
IBUPROFEN 133 64 48 50
NAMENDA 126 126 49 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 83 R 50 68
KLOR-CON M20 123 111 50 57
SUCRALFATE 123 99 50 185
TIZANIDINE HCL 118 62 53 87
GLIPIZIDE ER 114 100 54 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 99 55 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 78 56 82
KLOR-CON 10 106 100 57 166
DIOVAN 104 92 58 48
CELEBREX 102 69 59 89
PROAIR HFA 102 68 59 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 101 97 61 103
AZITHROMYCIN 98 84 62 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 72 62 73
DIGOXIN 98 77 62 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 98 62 145
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 76 66 130
MIRTAZAPINE 96 87 66 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 78 68 124
KLOR-CON M10 94 77 69 112
PAROXETINE HCL 92 59 70 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 70 R 70 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 76 S2 70 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 80 73 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91 91 73 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 82 75 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89 89 76 198
LYRICA 89 47 76 65
GLYBURIDE 88 78 R 78 85
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 81 79 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 55 80 97
COMBIVENT 82 69 81 167
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81 57 82 110
ZALEPLON 80 76 83 325
FENOFIBRATE 80 64 83 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 68 85 150
BENICAR 79 78 85 159
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 78 85 41
ALPRAZOLAM 77 55 88 138
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 68 89 178
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 35 R 90 61
METHOCARBAMOL 73 39 R 90 168
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 59 90 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 46 93 84
VERAPAMIL ER 70 63 93 94
JANUVIA 70 68 93 53
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 70 93 234
NATEGLINIDE 68 68 97 267
DEXILANT 67 53 98 70
GEMFIBROZIL 67 59 98 123
BUPROPION XL 65 48 100 192
VITAMIN D2 65 56 100 160
FELODIPINE ER 65 52 100 144
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 40 100 92
LACTULOSE 63 63 104 107
NITROSTAT 63 54 104 155
AMOXICILLIN 62 45 106 91
NYSTATIN 61 55 107 139
VYTORIN 60 55 108 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 49 108 122
SYNTHROID 59 59 110 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 57 111 109
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 51 112 75
TRICOR 57 42 112 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 40 112 63
SINGULAIR 56 40 115 56
MECLIZINE HCL 55 54 116 114
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 37 116 193
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 47 116 224
LOVAZA 55 33 116 108
LANTUS 54 25 120 58
GLIPIZIDE 52 52 121 67
FLUCONAZOLE 52 24 121 140
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 44 121 86
PREMARIN 52 38 R 121 184
DOXEPIN HCL 51 24 125 201
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 48 126 93
CILOSTAZOL 50 45 126 243
PEN NEEDLE 50 44 126 142
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 3, 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.