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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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9,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

389 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

35% of this provider’s 389 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 389 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$604K

2014

$669K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

9,163

2014

9,686

2015

9,590

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

99

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 4
GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 63
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 12
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

16 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

19 30
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 135
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 58
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 14
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 56
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 88
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

35 42
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 26
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 19
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 59
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 20
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 42 32
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 104
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 75
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 55
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 9, 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.