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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 506 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

46% of this provider’s 654 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 654 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

29,412

2014

31,465

2015

28,470

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,101

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LORAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

15 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

17 27
SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
DIGOXIN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

24 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 30
TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

29 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

30 40
PAROXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
NAMENDA XR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 73
MIRTAZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
AMOXICILLIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 98
RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 23
PRADAXA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 180
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

40 42
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 13
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 137
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
TRIMETHOPRIM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

A 45 168
ELIQUIS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 82
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 41
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

50 136
CEPHALEXIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

52 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 70
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 100
LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 93
LACTULOSE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 56 134
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

57 76
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 77
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 155
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 68
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 104
BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 37
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 96
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 85
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 315
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 39
METHOTREXATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 220
NOVOLOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 133
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 109
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 56
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 74
QUINAPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 82 152
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 83 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 84
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 103
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 87 66
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 88 64
GLIPIZIDE XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 167
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 164
DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 79
CEFTRIAXONE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 179
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 78
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 94 59
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 96 102
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

96 130
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 96 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 94
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 46
BUDESONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 102 258
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 146
METRONIDAZOLE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 224
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 105 127
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

105 55
KETOCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 218
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

109 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 109 143
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

111 200
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 209
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 113 147
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

114 131
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 116 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 118 86
LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

118 214
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 120 90
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

120 148
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 122 89
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. 25, 2013.
  • 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.