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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

4% of this provider’s 661 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

28% of this provider’s 767 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 767 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

18,084

2014

19,263

2015

20,561

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 935

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 736

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
LORAZEPAM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

16 21
TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

17 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
RANITIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
DULOXETINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 31
ALPRAZOLAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
CLONAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 14
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
NAMENDA XR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 67
TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 19
MELOXICAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 99
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 116
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 103
CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 64
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 95
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 130
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 75
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 60 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 100
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 63 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 24
CEFUROXIME 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 129
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

72 42
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 159
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 96
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 149
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 69
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 112
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 93
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 86
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 51
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 82 120
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

82 137
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 78
INVANZ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

A 85 374
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 143
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 61
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 146
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 59
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 93 119
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 82
GENERLAC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 94 190
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 160
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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.