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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 686

$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 686

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

55% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

57 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 2,108 827 211 S3 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,320 490 140 B 2 13
LISINOPRIL 1,144 435 144 3 3
GABAPENTIN 892 236 105 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 567 238 72 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 273 63 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539 260 72 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469 175 64 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 450 158 57 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 439 180 57 10 6
PROAIR HFA 431 124 66 11 29
OMEPRAZOLE 400 125 61 12 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 398 136 49 13 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 389 175 51 14 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 383 105 51 15 30
RANITIDINE HCL 380 132 46 16 27
CLOPIDOGREL 362 151 46 17 15
DIAZEPAM 360 174 40 B 18 49
CRESTOR 359 117 48 19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308 113 45 20 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 147 46 21 12
NEXIUM 290 107 39 22 19
IBUPROFEN 289 46 46 23 55
DEXILANT 281 76 52 24 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276 148 38 25 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 72 34 26 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 253 51 35 R 27 73
MELOXICAM 208 47 35 28 35
CLONAZEPAM 207 45 23 B 29 38
SPIRIVA 180 101 24 30 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 175 17 24 31 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 56 25 32 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 53 17 33 33
FENOFIBRATE* 152 46 18 34 51
PAROXETINE HCL 139 57 15 35 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129 55 18 36 81
AMOXICILLIN 126 37 82 37 93
CARVEDILOL 124 59 16 38 34
CLONIDINE HCL 123 91 17 39 66
TRAMADOL HCL 121 35 24 40 21
TEMAZEPAM 116 40 21 B 41 96
ATENOLOL 116 71 15 41 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 20 15 43 25
GLIPIZIDE 103 61 11 44 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 43 18 45 40
KLOR-CON M20 98 54 14 45 65
BENICAR 96 20 15 47 133
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 39 17 48 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 50 19 49 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 53 12 50 16
NASONEX 85 40 13 51 219
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 15 12 52 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 53 14 53 32
MECLIZINE HCL 81 50 13 54 120
CYMBALTA 79 <11 <11 55 37
CARISOPRODOL 77 16 12 R 56 197
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 <11 <11 57 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 <11 <11 58 78
VENTOLIN HFA 65 17 15 59 238
AZITHROMYCIN 65 22 49 59 52
DIOVAN 64 <11 <11 61 56
SERTRALINE HCL 63 <11 <11 62 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 34 37 63 69
NAPROXEN 61 22 14 64 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 26 22 R 65 121
SYMBICORT 59 <11 <11 65 145
ALLOPURINOL 58 <11 <11 67 42
JANUMET 57 <11 <11 68 183
TRAZODONE HCL 56 <11 <11 69 41
VERAPAMIL ER 56 <11 <11 69 99
LYRICA 55 <11 <11 71 68
LOVAZA 53 <11 <11 72 108
JANUVIA 51 <11 <11 73 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 <11 <11 74 140
LORAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 74 18
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 June 28, 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.