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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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5,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 341 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

11% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$335K

2014

$357K

2015

$406K

2016

Number of Claims

4,007

2014

4,564

2015

5,301

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
DULOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

2 31
LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

4 14
SYNTHROID 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

5 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

10 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
DEXILANT 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 59
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

22 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 50
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 28 28
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
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 Jan. 21, 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.