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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 686

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 686

734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

8% of this provider’s 734 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 734 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 791 456 125 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 739 432 139 2 5
LISINOPRIL 638 361 121 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 598 364 132 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 543 354 102 5 14
GABAPENTIN 489 232 114 6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461 306 96 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 415 262 91 8 8
NEXIUM 389 188 63 9 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377 213 74 10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357 169 89 S3 11 1
FUROSEMIDE 319 224 71 12 6
CRESTOR 319 175 66 12 24
LORAZEPAM 308 188 54 B 14 18
PROAIR HFA 304 169 94 15 29
SPIRIVA 297 210 76 16 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280 145 54 17 33
CLOPIDOGREL 253 201 48 18 15
ALPRAZOLAM 244 112 39 B 19 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 227 130 52 20 47
FENOFIBRATE* 220 124 61 21 51
SERTRALINE HCL 220 90 50 21 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 96 25 23 16
CYMBALTA 218 97 36 23 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 117 44 23 7
MELOXICAM 216 112 40 26 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 213 139 43 27 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 198 155 34 28 77
SYMBICORT 197 130 67 29 145
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 164 41 30 32
CARVEDILOL 180 125 39 31 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178 97 39 32 30
TRAZODONE HCL 177 49 34 33 41
DIOVAN 176 141 38 34 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 96 39 35 10
ALLOPURINOL 171 61 26 36 42
TEMAZEPAM 169 104 32 B 37 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 119 46 38 17
DEXILANT 165 66 36 39 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 116 38 40 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159 83 29 41 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 94 31 41 28
PREDNISONE 155 122 78 43 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 120 25 44 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 93 29 45 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 135 90 107 46 113
KLOR-CON M20 134 89 37 47 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 64 42 47 40
TRILIPIX 128 74 25 49 198
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 69 21 50 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 90 29 51 26
OXYCODONE HCL 123 27 20 S2 52 76
METFORMIN HCL ER 121 42 22 53 60
TRAMADOL HCL 115 33 28 54 21
LOVAZA 114 84 22 55 108
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 45 23 S2 56 70
LYRICA 107 46 28 57 68
LOVASTATIN 104 34 20 58 53
IBUPROFEN 99 41 40 59 55
ZETIA 97 34 17 60 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 80 26 61 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 73 71 62 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 41 17 63 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 53 16 A 64 72
VERAPAMIL ER 83 29 12 64 99
SYNTHROID 83 78* 19 64 48
JANUVIA 82 55 23 67 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 41 13 R 68 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 81 21 17 68 25
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 47 19 70 109
ATENOLOL 79 33 15 71 22
CELEBREX 78 51 24 72 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 73* 18 72 46
ZAFIRLUKAST 77 35 12 74 328
TOPIRAMATE 75 <11 17 75 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 52 12 75 117
NITROSTAT 73 49 34 77 150
FINASTERIDE 72 67* 15 78 101
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 11 20 R 79 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 55 23 79 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 19 19 81 91
OLANZAPINE 65 39 11 A 82 138
EXELON 63 58* 14 83 111
METHOCARBAMOL 63 <11 16 R 83 175
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62 20 12 S2 85 106
VYTORIN 61 46 11 86 171
NIASPAN 61 61 11 86 166
RAMIPRIL 61 <11 <11 86 107
RANITIDINE HCL 61 41 17 86 27
DIAZEPAM 61 <11 <11 B 86 49
TRADJENTA 60 55* 14 91 273
ZOSTAVAX 59 54* 59 92 205
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11 93 86
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 32 16 93 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 26 44 95 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 25 22 95 156
PAROXETINE HCL 55 32 11 97 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 <11 <11 98 143
FENOFIBRIC ACID 53 27 15 99 290
CLONAZEPAM 53 <11 <11 B 99 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 26 19 101 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 102 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 102 141
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 Nov. 11, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.