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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

39% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

61% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

18,515

2014

16,772

2015

15,624

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,007

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

97

patients, 34% of all patients

O 1 4
GABAPENTIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

67

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 35
LORAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

8 20
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

9 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

10 1
ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

11 13
DIAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

12 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

13 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

14 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

15 21
DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

16 31
OXYCODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

18 15
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

19 10
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

20 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

21 27
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

22 23
LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

23 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

24 12
NUEDEXTA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 227
TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

27 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

28 45
VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

29 76
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

30 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

31 16
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

32 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

33 18
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

34 136
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

35 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

36 43
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

37 29
DEXILANT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

38 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

41 14
JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

41 48
SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

43 87
NEXIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

43 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

46 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

48 22
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

49 41
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

50 33
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 93
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

52 130
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

52 36
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

54 32
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

55 69
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

56 124
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

57 65
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 57 284
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 57 105
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

60 112
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 60 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O 60 80
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

63 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

64 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

64 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

66 28
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 56
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 68 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 68 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

70 85
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

71 122
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 72 89
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

73 225
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

A 74 103
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 74 120
LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 76 191
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 76 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

78 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

79 55
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 27, 2017.
  • 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.