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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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11,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$503K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 249 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

9% of this provider’s 292 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

27% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$536K

2014

$513K

2015

$503K

2016

Number of Claims

11,422

2014

9,987

2015

11,153

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 603

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

5 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

10 40
NAMENDA XR 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

11 67
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

12 22
MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

13 49
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

14 3
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 19
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A 23 108
LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 53
LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 55
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 120
GENERLAC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 190
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 29 48
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 57
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 35
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 35 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

37 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

39 122
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

40 23
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 42 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 43 132
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

45 27
CEFUROXIME 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 129
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 68
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 180
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 212
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 21
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 153
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 95
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 25, 2012.
  • 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.