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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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18,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

38% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$843K

2014

$834K

2015

$858K

2016

Number of Claims

17,446

2014

17,126

2015

18,475

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
OMEPRAZOLE 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
RANITIDINE HCL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

8 30
GABAPENTIN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

12 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
FENOFIBRATE* 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 19
ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

24 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

26 62
PROAIR HFA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

28 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

30 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 4
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

35 76
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 58
NEXIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 109
FLUCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

41 131
IBUPROFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 52
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 32
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

45 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 78
TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 97
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 99
GEMFIBROZIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 144
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 160
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 121
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 60 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

60 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 55
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

63 126
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
QUINAPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 152
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 65 63
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 167
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 90
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 98
DEXILANT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 72 79
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 73 31
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

74 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 75 111
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 184
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 242
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

78 92
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 148
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 112
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 82 123
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 110
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 82 108
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 85 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 171
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 87 236
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 47
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 Sept. 17, 2013.
  • 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.