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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.45M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

19,886

2014

20,034

2015

19,752

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
FUROSEMIDE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
LOVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
RANITIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 35
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 48
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 43
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 19
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 75
DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

41 42
NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 74
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 188
FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 81
CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
TORSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 18
DEXILANT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 79
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

51 44
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 114
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 70
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 59
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 219
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 85
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 61 67
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 63 63
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 95
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 64 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

64 30
CEFDINIR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 83
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 87
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 53
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 72 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 72 106
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 74 112
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 57
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

74 78
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 98
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 78 195
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 89
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 82 155
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 62
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

87 76
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 104
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 153
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 50
LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 89 161
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 89 60
ARMOUR THYROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 94 252
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 94 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 97 94
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 102
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 49
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 100 100
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 100 207
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 July 29, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.