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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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8,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 236 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 230 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 288 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 288 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

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$438K

2014

$606K

2015

$720K

2016

Number of Claims

5,474

2014

7,288

2015

8,390

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 4
FENTANYL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O 6 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

7 18
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

9 6
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
OXYCODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 57
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 19
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

20 11
TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

22 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

23 70
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 14
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 287
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

33 36
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 210
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 36 81
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

37 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 15
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

41 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

42 45
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

43 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 44 174
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 60
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 20
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 Sept. 27, 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.