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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 924 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

36% of this provider’s 1,081 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 1,081 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 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

$1.77M

2014

$1.92M

2015

$2.21M

2016

Number of Claims

26,310

2014

27,041

2015

36,439

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,503

prescriptions.

229

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

212

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
NAMENDA XR 965

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

965

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

5 67
LISINOPRIL 916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 853

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

9 40
METFORMIN HCL 748

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
MIRTAZAPINE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

11 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
LORAZEPAM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
OMEPRAZOLE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

15 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 68
DULOXETINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

20 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

21 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
CLONAZEPAM 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
CLOPIDOGREL 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
TRAMADOL HCL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

O 26 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

27 21
SERTRALINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

30 64
ATENOLOL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
ALPRAZOLAM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

32 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

35 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 35
DIGOXIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
JANUVIA 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
EXELON 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

40 187
CLONIDINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

41 69
TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

42 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

43 18
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

44 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

45 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 106
VALSARTAN 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

47 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

48 61
XARELTO 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 111
DIAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 132
TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

54 62
OLANZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 141
ZETIA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
CELECOXIB 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

59 43
FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 90
OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 57
SUCRALFATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 145
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

63 42
VESICARE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 193
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 38
CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

65 41
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

68 37
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 66
TOPIRAMATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

71 55
RIVASTIGMINE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 235
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 70
TORSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

74 123
SYMBICORT 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

75 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 143
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

77 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 45
SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 54
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 103
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 84
KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

84 122
MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

85 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

86 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 85
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 86
BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 110
LACTULOSE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 134
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 94
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

93 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 96 127
SULINDAC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 244
DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 160
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

97 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 101 155
CEFDINIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 125
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 81
MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 104 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 184
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 135
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 108
NAMZARIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 105 229
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

109 151
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 174
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 89
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

110 126
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 110 163
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 110 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 115
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 149
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 56
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

117 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

119 63
DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 79
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

121 44
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

122 159
ETODOLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

122 198
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 124 287
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 46
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 124 140
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 127 119
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 127 166
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

127 82
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

130 173
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

130 130
KETOCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

130 218
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 133 172
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

134 74
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

134 78
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 Oct. 7, 2016.
  • 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.