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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

13% of this provider’s 363 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 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$903K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

17,897

2014

18,819

2015

22,573

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 999

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

5 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

116

patients, 24% of all patients

6 24
LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

9 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

11 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 19
LORAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

15 15
CLONAZEPAM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

17 18
MIRTAZAPINE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

19 12
ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

21 10
ATENOLOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

22 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

24 40
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

26 30
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
LANTUS 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

33 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

34 28
NAMENDA XR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 67
FENTANYL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 95
GEMFIBROZIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

36 144
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

A 39 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

40 27
LEVETIRACETAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 120
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

42 16
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 151
TEMAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

45 97
JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

47 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

48 94
KLOR-CON M20 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

49 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

50 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 132
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 195
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 45
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 23
NEXIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 74
RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 55 186
CEFDINIR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

A 58 125
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 31
SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 87
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 96
NOVOLIN R 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 260
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

63 130
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 62
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

A 65 104
LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 134
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

65 56
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 107
LEVEMIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 68 150
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

70 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

71 55
DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 79
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 153
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

73 41
PRIMIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 75 230
ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 83
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

78 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 47
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 81 65
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

81 113
BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 182
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 85 99
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 86 82
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 86 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 88 86
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 51
GENERLAC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 89 190
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 89 128
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 33
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 75
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

94 44
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 91
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 97 155
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 194
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

99 43
PHENOBARBITAL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 99 201
NYSTOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

101 223
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 35
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 103 160
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

103 131
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 103 182
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.