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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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15,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 287 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

42% of this provider’s 411 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 411 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$636K

2014

$806K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

12,700

2014

16,352

2015

15,110

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 682

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

104

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
ATENOLOL 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

3 25
LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 35
SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

10 6
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

11 17
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

14 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

15 5
RANITIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

16 23
TERAZOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

17 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

18 47
IBUPROFEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

19 52
CLONAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

21 18
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

22 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

25 109
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

27 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

28 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

29 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 46
FENTANYL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 95
CEFUROXIME 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

A 37 129
OLANZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 38 141
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 127
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

41 100
DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 26
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

44 113
TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 19
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

47 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 45
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 66
GLIPIZIDE XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 167
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 62
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 69
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

53 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 84
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

56 160
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

58 122
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

59 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 59 146
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 61 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 55
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 32
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 65 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 40
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

67 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 68 151
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 68 63
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 68 57
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 128
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

73 131
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 100
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 74 246
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 76 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 77
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 8, 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.