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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 670

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 670

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

10% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 547 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 10,415 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 751 442 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 512 406 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 501 396 3 4
LISINOPRIL 463 383 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371 317 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 246 6 9
METFORMIN HCL 301 221 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 287 218 8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 199 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 227 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 186 11 15
NEXIUM 236 163 12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 201 132 13 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 160 14 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 116 14 19
CRESTOR 166 133 16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 164 125 17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 164 121 17 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 131 19 13
GABAPENTIN 155 85 20 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 112 21 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 103 22 82
ATENOLOL 130 117 22 17
GLIPIZIDE 128 111 24 67
RANITIDINE HCL 123 94 25 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 101 26 23
PLAVIX 118 90 27 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 90 28 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 74 29 20
PAROXETINE HCL 104 83 30 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 33 30 55
TRAZODONE HCL 101 78 32 39
SPIRIVA 94 58 33 51
CARVEDILOL 93 87 34 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 77 34 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 48 36 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 52 37 98
ZETIA 86 68 38 66
VERAPAMIL ER 86 55 38 94
ONGLYZA 84 57 40 186
OXYCODONE HCL 81 36 S2 41 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 53 42 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 37 R 43 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 51 44 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 69 45 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 60 46 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 0 S2 46 71
PROAIR HFA 68 39 48 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 39 S2 48 77
LOVASTATIN 67 59 50 44
ALPRAZOLAM 67 55 50 138
CYMBALTA 66 26 52 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 41 53 86
PREDNISONE 65 53 53 40
AZITHROMYCIN 63 47 55 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 42 56 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 35 57 63
JANUVIA 58 44 58 53
KLOR-CON M20 57 50 59 57
LANTUS 57 30 59 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 50 S3 59 119
DOXEPIN HCL 56 48 62 201
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 44 62 74
EVISTA 56 56 62 158
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 43 62 69
TRICOR 54 39 66 83
NAPROXEN 53 51 67 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 47 68 16
CELEBREX 52 34 68 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 70 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 39 70 41
SINGULAIR 50 35 72 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 36 72 32
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 Dec. 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.