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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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19,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

51% 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

6% of this provider’s 761 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

16% of this provider’s 860 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 860 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 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

$912K

2014

$876K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

17,386

2014

17,280

2015

19,059

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
FUROSEMIDE 947

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
ALLOPURINOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 19
LEVEMIR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 150
DIGOXIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 91
ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 115
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 68
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 63
SYNTHROID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 99
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 29
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 48
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 89
NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 153
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 18
OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 44 157
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 28
ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 48 82
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 51 142
XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 52 96
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 42
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 56
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 112
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 102
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 58 332
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 59 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 83
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 171
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

67 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 69 35
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 90
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 59
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 159
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 110
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 152
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 137
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 75 226
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 133
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A 78 86
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 121
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 82 105
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 50
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 86 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 61
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 66
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 88 36
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 9, 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.