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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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21,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

5% of this provider’s 222 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

64% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 456 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

$97 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

$1.81M

2014

$2.28M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

24,609

2014

23,517

2015

21,220

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
GABAPENTIN 1,059

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

164

patients, 36% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

161

patients, 35% of all patients

O 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

138

patients, 30% of all patients

3 18
FENOFIBRATE* 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

127

patients, 28% of all patients

4 81
METFORMIN HCL 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

136

patients, 30% of all patients

6 2
CARVEDILOL 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

7 32
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

9 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

10 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

12 7
TRAZODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

13 33
RANITIDINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

14 23
MELOXICAM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

15 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

16 39
SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

17 9
OMEPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

18 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

19 15
AZITHROMYCIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

175

patients, 38% of all patients

A 20 66
PROAIR HFA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

21 44
DULOXETINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

21 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

23 24
CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

24 17
ZETIA 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

25 59
IBUPROFEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

26 52
PAROXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

27 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

28 154
SYMBICORT 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

29 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

30 62
VENTOLIN HFA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

31 76
TOPIRAMATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

32 139
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

33 41
LYRICA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 53
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 149
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

A 36 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

A 38 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

39 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

40 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 61
CLONIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

42 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

43 84
BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

44 110
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

46 83
NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 74
COLESTIPOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 299
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 49 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 70
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 90
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

52 42
SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 78
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

53 13
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

55 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

58 85
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

59 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 61 64
LIDOCAINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

62 248
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 325
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

64 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 14
ARIPIPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 66 174
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 26
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

69 49
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

70 209
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

71 92
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

71 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 73 11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

74 242
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 74 292
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 191
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 22
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

77 30
QVAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

80 392
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 47
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

82 126
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 Aug. 16, 2010.
  • 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.