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Prescriber Checkup

Prescribers of FENTANYL in West Virginia

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled899

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled488

VIENNA

West Virginia

AHMET OZTURK M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled416

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

WILLIAM MILLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

RANSON

West Virginia

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled300

SOUTH CHARLESTEN

West Virginia

JEFFREY HOLMES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

HURRICANE

West Virginia

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

CLYDE MITCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

BUCKHANNON

West Virginia

RICHARD VASICEK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

WHITE HALL

West Virginia

MD AKHAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

ROMNEY

West Virginia

MICHAEL PATTERSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled241

WEIRTON

West Virginia

TIMOTHY DEER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled239

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

JOE FARRIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER KIM MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled224

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

GOVINDBHAI PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

FAIRMONT

West Virginia

KARUNASREE KANURI M.D.,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

WEST LOGAN

West Virginia

JAMES TOOTHMAN D.O.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled191

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

MICHAEL REZAIAN M.D.

Claims Filled184

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER SKAGGS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled169

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SAMUEL ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

ELKINS

West Virginia

JORGE ROIG MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled165

WEIRTON

West Virginia

DAVID HESS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

DORRIS RAGSDALE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

LEWISBURG

West Virginia

WARD PAINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank