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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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14,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

7% of this provider’s 250 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$799K

2014

$806K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

13,966

2014

14,450

2015

14,919

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
ALPRAZOLAM 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
CLONAZEPAM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

6 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 4
LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
BUPROPION XL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

9 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 12 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

13 47
DULOXETINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

16 33
FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
SERTRALINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 35
RISPERIDONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 46
LYRICA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 29
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 19
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
ARIPIPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 174
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
TOPIRAMATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 139
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 56
INVOKANA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 192
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 141
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 77
GLIPIZIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 109
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 48 182
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 204
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 50
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 138
BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 56 154
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 37
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 60 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 26
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

62 44
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 63 90
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 63 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

65 30
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 66 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 67 60
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

68 52
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

70 84
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 100
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 April 21, 2015.
  • 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.