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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 541 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 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 602 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

24,194

2014

25,821

2015

25,512

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 1,593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,391

prescriptions.

229

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

O 11 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

12 18
ATENOLOL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

13 25
TRAZODONE HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
CARVEDILOL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
ALPRAZOLAM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

22 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

25 8
FAMOTIDINE* 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

26 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

27 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 4
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

35 29
DIGOXIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 91
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 70
ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

40 30
NAMENDA XR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
FENTANYL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
FENOFIBRATE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 135
TIZANIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 35
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 112
ONDANSETRON HCL* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 124
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 43
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 96
IBUPROFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

54 52
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 48
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

56 42
BUPROPION XL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 140
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 23
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 41
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 59
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 62 73
CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 28
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

65 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 68
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 93
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 157
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

70 130
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 71 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 72 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 154
VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 142
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

76 136
JANUMET 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 77 202
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 128
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 148
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 81 103
PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 82 230
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 122
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 104
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 85 65
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 87 132
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 90 192
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 91 82
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 78
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 95 88
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 96 139
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 80
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

97 137
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 46
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 75
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

103 76
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 Nov. 17, 2015.
  • 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.