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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

6% of this provider’s 604 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

26% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

30,742

2014

28,069

2015

26,215

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 1,150

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 770

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
TRAMADOL HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 19
LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
ALPRAZOLAM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LORAZEPAM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
RANITIDINE HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
CLOPIDOGREL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
IBUPROFEN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

24 52
CLONAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
DIAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
MELOXICAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
FENOFIBRATE* 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 38
TEMAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 55
ZETIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 27
GLIPIZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 47
CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 41
FAMOTIDINE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 35
CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 32
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
PROAIR HFA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

57 44
PENTOXIFYLLINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 233
TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 62
DEXILANT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 79
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 53
AMOXICILLIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 98
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 121
NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 74
NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 100
SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
SUCRALFATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 145
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 107
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 147
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 57
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 75 67
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 89
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 83
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 119
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 143
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 42
DILTIAZEM HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 84 194
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 135
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 86 148
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 58
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 94
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 122
ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

90 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 151
NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

93 200
METHOCARBAMOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 284
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 160
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 85
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

97 131
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

98 126
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

98 146
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 31
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 75
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 100 254
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 209
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 100 149
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 100
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 60
NIACIN ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 108 178
KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 109 205
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 76
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 112 86
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 110
SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 114 401
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 May 7, 2008.
  • 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.