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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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8,846Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 214 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

26% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 454 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$453K

2014

$492K

2015

$550K

2016

Number of Claims

7,459

2014

8,082

2015

8,846

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 510

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 30
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
ZETIA 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 58
FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 46
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 43
NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 22 67
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 40
BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 140
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 30 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 13
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 66
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 20
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 45 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 46 47
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 Jan. 26, 2018.
  • 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.