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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 770 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

45% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 837 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

$69 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

29,987

2014

31,198

2015

29,727

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 1,011

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

166

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

166

patients, 20% of all patients

2 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

3 15
FUROSEMIDE 877

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

190

patients, 23% of all patients

O 5 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

8 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

14 2
CLOPIDOGREL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
LORAZEPAM 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

18 30
GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
PREDNISONE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

22 42
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

23 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 4
ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

26 63
SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
FENOFIBRATE* 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 81
RANITIDINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
XARELTO 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 96
ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 38
JANUVIA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

35 71
CRESTOR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

36 41
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

A 39 103
AMIODARONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 40
ZETIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

47 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 135
CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 32
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 86
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 164
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 106
MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

54 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 228
SUCRALFATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

57 145
LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
MECLIZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

59 121
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 39
LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 61 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
CEFDINIR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

A 62 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 45
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 66
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 14
TERAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 157
CARTIA XT 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 173
VERAPAMIL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 142
DIGOX 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 244
LANSOPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 161
KETOCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 218
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

74 91
KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 65
NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

78 130
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 89
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 85
CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 102
TAMIFLU 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

81 239
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

84 115
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

85 87
ONDANSETRON ODT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

86 263
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

87 136
FLUVASTATIN ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 87 323
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 95
FLUCONAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

90 131
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 108
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 112
OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

10 93 327
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 92
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 54
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 120
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 98 105
PHENOBARBITAL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 201
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 55
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

101 44
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 90
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

101 117
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

104 185
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 175
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 99
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 345
KETOPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 109 348
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 110 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 143
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 140
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

112 138
RALOXIFENE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 186
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 112 132
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

112 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 117 155
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 114
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 119 127
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 177
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 121 210
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 121 33
ENULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 296
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

123 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 123 128
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 126 197
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. 28, 2008.
  • 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.