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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

37% of this provider’s 945 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 945 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$427K

2014

$746K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

9,684

2014

15,003

2015

21,122

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 1,201

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 912

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
OXYCODONE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O 9 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 14 35
GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
ATENOLOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

20 37
MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 43
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 53
GEMFIBROZIL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 144
GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 56
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 19
AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 69
PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

40 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 119
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 55
IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 52
RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 47
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 102
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

53 44
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

57 30
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 171
DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 50
DEXILANT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 79
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 87
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 92
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 279
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 111
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 63
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 68
TORSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 123
KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 122
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 73 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

73 88
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 64
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 78 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 83
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 54
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 80 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 11
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 374
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 160
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 126
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 147
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 88 120
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 88 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 88 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 104
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 41
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 98
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 109
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 Nov. 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.