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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

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

43% 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

28% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $272 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$821K

2014

$807K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

12,112

2014

12,276

2015

11,723

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
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

1 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

2 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

3 20
METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

4 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

5 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

7 38
GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 35
FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

10 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

11 1
LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 32
OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

14 44
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

15 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

15 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 36
SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

19 33
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 54
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 5
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 41
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 78
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 64
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 69
SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

34 9
LIDOCAINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

35 82
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 62
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 86
RALOXIFENE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
INVOKANA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 42 90
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 42 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 93
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 45 93
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 73
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 97
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

49 6
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 103
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 56
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 106
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 54 113
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 113
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 115
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 57 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

58 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 71
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 17, 2007.
  • 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.