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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

24% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

22,725

2014

22,783

2015

20,117

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
METFORMIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 18
GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
VALSARTAN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

13 75
SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

16 14
LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 38
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
CLONAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
CRESTOR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

28 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 21
BACLOFEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 110
RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 85
FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 105
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 19
NEXIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 74
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 76
DEXILANT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 79
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

45 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 47
SPIRIVA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 61
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 116
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 84
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 49
CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 48
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 82
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

62 42
BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 158
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 145
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 90
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 126
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 87
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

71 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 72 334
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

72 53
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 75 107
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 156
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 94
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 195
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 77
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 80 97
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 120
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 100
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 83 114
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 84 65
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 84 173
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 84 51
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 58
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 93
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 69
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

89 44
BREO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 91 182
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 93 37
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 93 91
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 137
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 96 115
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 129
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 99 52
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 29, 2013.
  • 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.