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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 686

$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 686

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

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

15% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 544 454 77 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417 259 75 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 412 374 77 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 326 274 49 4 4
LISINOPRIL 323 280 52 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321 257 43 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 279 48 7 7
ATENOLOL 311 298 51 8 22
LOVASTATIN 243 184 43 9 53
GABAPENTIN 205 142 29 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 198 143 34 11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 156 27 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 192 155 36 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 130 24 14 17
GLIPIZIDE 154 149* 24 15 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 103 27 16 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 141 84 16 S2 17 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 92 24 S2 18 82
ALPRAZOLAM 131 94 30 B 19 13
CARVEDILOL 130 105 17 20 34
TRAMADOL HCL 126 83 28 21 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 91 22 22 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 104 18 23 39
ALLOPURINOL 118 118 15 24 42
SIMVASTATIN 115 86 21 25 5
MELOXICAM 111 97 27 26 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107 89 17 27 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 90 13 27 32
NEXIUM 105 74 14 29 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 69 12 29 25
ZETIA 101 71 16 31 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 68 15 32 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 98 66 18 33 16
AZITHROMYCIN 97 77 82 34 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 87* 17 35 12
METHADONE HCL 91 <11 <11 S2 36 225
DIGOX 90 90 16 37 92
PROAIR HFA 89 60 26 38 29
FELODIPINE ER 88 66 13 39 155
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 18 40 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85 85 13 R 41 94
MIRTAZAPINE 83 78* 16 42 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 76* 56 43 69
VERAPAMIL ER 78 73* 15 44 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 77 13 45 45
DIGOXIN 76 <11 <11 46 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 <11 <11 47 117
CYMBALTA 72 26 12 48 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 57 13 49 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 <11 <11 50 135
NAMENDA 67 <11 <11 51 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 62* 15 51 26
PREDNISONE 65 40 40 53 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 57* 11 54 46
OXYCODONE HCL 59 <11 <11 S2 55 76
TRAZODONE HCL 58 <11 <11 56 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 <11 <11 56 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 27 12 58 77
CRESTOR 56 <11 <11 59 24
LORAZEPAM 55 41 11 B 60 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 22 11 61 114
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 36 40 62 113
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 <11 <11 A 63 72
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 Dec. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.