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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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9,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 236 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

50% of this provider’s 313 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 313 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$529K

2014

$500K

2015

$525K

2016

Number of Claims

9,972

2014

9,665

2015

9,878

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 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

2 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

3 16
OMEPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
ALPRAZOLAM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

5 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

7 14
SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

9 8
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

11 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

12 18
SYNTHROID 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

14 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

14 15
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 34
RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

18 23
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

18 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

20 12
FUROSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

21 6
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

22 46
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

27 10
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 60
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 50
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

A 34 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 47
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

38 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 35
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 40 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 42 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

44 109
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 45 63
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 75
CEFDINIR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

A 49 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

52 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

53 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 84
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 April 11, 2018.
  • 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.