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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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10,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% 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

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

21% 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

20% 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

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

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$769K

2014

$741K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

10,372

2014

10,680

2015

10,586

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
LISINOPRIL 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

87

patients, 30% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

84

patients, 29% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

O 15 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

16 30
TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

17 33
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

20 44
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

21 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

22 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

23 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

25 77
DEXILANT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

26 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

27 126
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

31 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

33 48
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

37 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 38 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 38 40
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

40 140
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 41 26
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 19
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

44 148
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 45 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 47 34
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

47 42
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 64
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 20
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

52 124
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 53 90
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 June 5, 2015.
  • 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.