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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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14,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

4% of this provider’s 337 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

59% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 394 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$932K

2016

Number of Claims

15,144

2014

14,282

2015

14,212

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 737

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

127

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

124

patients, 31% of all patients

O 2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

3 13
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

4 9
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

186

patients, 47% of all patients

5 113
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

10 10
DULOXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

12 21
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 25
FLUCONAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

15 131
LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

16 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

18 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

19 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

20 12
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

A 22 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

23 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

A 25 86
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 45
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 36
DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 50
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 97
CEFDINIR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

35 43
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 203
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

38 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 47
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

42 41
METRONIDAZOLE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 224
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 89
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 138
CARISOPRODOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 325
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

45 23
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

48 44
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

50 151
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 111
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

54 156
DEXAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

54 338
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

58 18
DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

59 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 115
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 61 19
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

63 126
WELCHOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

64 369
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 65 69
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

65 72
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

67 145
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

67 30
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 96
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 128
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

72 114
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

72 124
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 94
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 74 182
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 Dec. 29, 2015.
  • 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.