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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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8,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 247 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 279 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% 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

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

12% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$849K

2014

$872K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

14,063

2014

15,079

2015

8,184

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 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

O 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 29
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 41
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 45
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 124
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 90
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 Feb. 3, 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.