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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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27,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

12% of this provider’s 459 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

51% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

34,503

2014

28,047

2015

27,346

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,171

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,052

prescriptions.

133

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 2,043

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,958

prescriptions.

179

patients, 36% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,107

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

140

patients, 28% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

6 28
LORAZEPAM 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

10 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
SERTRALINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

13 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
TRAZODONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

15 33
LANTUS 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 93
ALPRAZOLAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

18 40
FENTANYL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 95
XARELTO 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 96
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

133

patients, 26% of all patients

22 137
MIRTAZAPINE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

23 49
AZITHROMYCIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

A 24 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

25 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

26 5
TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 19
TRADJENTA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 114
ELIQUIS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 82
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

31 32
NAMENDA XR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

33 73
CEPHALEXIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 108
CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 36
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

10 36 267
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

37 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 38 68
DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
LATANOPROST 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 180
LEVETIRACETAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 120
ONDANSETRON HCL* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

42 124
LEVEMIR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 150
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 64
PAROXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 65
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
RISPERIDONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 49 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

51 16
LACTULOSE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

52 134
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

53 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

53 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

55 143
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

55 92
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

57 23
CEFTRIAXONE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 179
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

59 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 45
FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 105
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

63 136
MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

64 107
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

67 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 14
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

70 21
BUMETANIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 220
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 86
LIDOCAINE HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

75 214
TAMIFLU 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

76 239
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 30
RESTASIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 78 265
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 62
GENERLAC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 190
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

82 70
CEFDINIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 125
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 98
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 38
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 184
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 141
BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 182
MORPHINE SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 89 247
CEFTRIAXONE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 342
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 94
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

92 356
TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 92 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 94 60
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

95 153
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 95 121
PHENYTOIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 97 222
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 97 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 99 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 127
NYSTOP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

101 223
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 91
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 174
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

105 226
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

A 105 119
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 259
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 July 7, 2009.
  • 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.