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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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13,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 381 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

19% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$802K

2014

$750K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

16,410

2014

14,218

2015

13,795

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 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
NAMENDA XR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

10 67
MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 40
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

17 3
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 99
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 68
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 148
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 82
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 19
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 195
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 33 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 70
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 107
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 10
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 38 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 30
RANEXA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 43 189
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 100
VOLTAREN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 212
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

47 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 13
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 57
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 58
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 137
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 114
LATANOPROST 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 180
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 36
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 141
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 61 18
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 9
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 65 133
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 38
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 59
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 20
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 202
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. 17, 2017.
  • 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.