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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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18,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

41% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

18,784

2014

18,460

2015

18,672

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
ALPRAZOLAM 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

1 13
OMEPRAZOLE 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 4
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

9 18
CLOPIDOGREL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
FUROSEMIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
CRESTOR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
PROAIR HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 44
DEXILANT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 79
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 88
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
VERAPAMIL ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 25
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 41 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 164
BYSTOLIC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 35
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 21
BENICAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 156
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

49 117
OXYCODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 51 57
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

52 113
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 103
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

55 76
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 53
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 148
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 66
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 112
TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 115
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 192
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 65
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 170
IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 52
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 68 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 86
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 126
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

71 42
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

72 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 73 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 62
BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 238
RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 76 189
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 92
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 79 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 77
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 99
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 50
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 87 93
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 87 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 61
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 28, 2016.
  • 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.