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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

5% of this provider’s 350 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

61% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

21,778

2014

23,157

2015

24,763

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,025

prescriptions.

166

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

2 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

3 24
OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

5 18
GABAPENTIN 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

9 21
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

12 16
LORAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
TRAMADOL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

19 5
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

20 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
ATENOLOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

24 2
GLIPIZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

25 56
TORSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

26 123
DULOXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

28 28
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

28 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

30 30
LYRICA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

32 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 61
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 32
CLONAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

37 47
MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 29
IBUPROFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

39 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 94
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

41 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

43 45
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

A 47 86
CEFDINIR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

A 48 125
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 228
ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 99
CEPHALEXIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

A 52 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 60
TOPIRAMATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 139
NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 74
FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 90
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 75
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 51
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

59 22
ETODOLAC 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 198
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 77
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

62 113
NITROFURANTOIN* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A 62 316
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

65 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 70
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

67 76
GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 144
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

69 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

69 92
FLUCONAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

69 131
RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 100
DEXILANT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 79
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

74 145
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

75 100
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

75 44
SULINDAC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

77 244
CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 173
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

79 107
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 50
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 79 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

83 136
MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

84 121
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 211
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 86 155
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

87 151
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 97
MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

87 185
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 90 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 91 40
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 94 65
VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 142
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 95 232
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 97 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 99 39
AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

99 177
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 101 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

101 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 147
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 112
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 105 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 106 103
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 107 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 107 68
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 110 171
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 138
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 112 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 114 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

115 83
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 115 104
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 115 82
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

118 149
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 Feb. 18, 2010.
  • 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.