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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 686

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 686

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in West Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 866 703 120 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 799 703 140 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 735 642 126 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610 534 105 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 501 450 98 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 456 415 82 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 428 376 75 7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 295 66 8 9
LOVASTATIN 323 312 43 8 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 273 57 10 12
GABAPENTIN 288 220 52 11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 282 245 45 12 4
CLOPIDOGREL 267 255 42 13 15
FUROSEMIDE 264 235 69 14 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 262 207 48 15 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 221 53 16 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 218 35 17 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 191 40 18 25
LORAZEPAM 196 191* 40 B 19 18
RANITIDINE HCL 195 176 37 20 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 179* 35 21 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 167* 35 22 33
ATENOLOL 164 137 34 23 22
PAROXETINE HCL 156 124 26 24 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 126 31 25 17
ALPRAZOLAM 132 78 18 B 26 13
CARVEDILOL 124 110 22 27 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 108 53 27 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 115* 27 29 32
CRESTOR 118 94 19 30 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 110* 31 31 31
AMOXICILLIN 111 93 76 32 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 108 88 16 33 213
PROAIR HFA 102 97* 28 34 29
KLOR-CON M10 98 93* 19 35 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 93* 22 35 26
FELODIPINE ER 92 87* 17 37 155
ALLOPURINOL 92 76 21 37 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92 92 15 37 211
DIAZEPAM 88 83* 13 B 40 49
ETODOLAC 88 83* 23 40 187
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 83* 17 40 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 68 16 43 47
MELOXICAM 80 80 21 44 35
NEXIUM 79 74* 17 45 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 74 17 46 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 53 19 47 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 51 15 48 81
PREDNISONE 70 65* 38 49 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 57 15 49 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 54* 16 R 51 75
SERTRALINE HCL 59 54* 11 51 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 <11 <11 53 71
RAMIPRIL 58 58 12 53 107
GLYBURIDE 57 42 19 R 55 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 <11 <11 56 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 41 12 56 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 49* 15 58 58
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 58 119
CLONAZEPAM 51 46* 11 B 60 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50 45* 19 61 142
DIOVAN 50 <11 <11 61 56
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Oct. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.