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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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11,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 357 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

41% 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

32% 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

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$464K

2014

$542K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

9,521

2014

11,038

2015

11,986

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
ALPRAZOLAM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

11 28
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 19
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 35
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 37
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 28 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 16
NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 34 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 44
MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 57
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 52
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 160
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 87
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 50 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 127
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

56 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 56 77
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 66
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 80
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 58 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 39
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.