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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

1,082 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 1,082 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,082 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $152 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$690K

2014

$670K

2015

$718K

2016

Number of Claims

16,102

2014

13,811

2015

14,384

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,232

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

262

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 921

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
CLOPIDOGREL 885

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

177

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 737

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
ATENOLOL 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

6 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

9 10
DIGOXIN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

10 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

19 51
AMIODARONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

20 83
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

22 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 38
RAMIPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 75
NITROSTAT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

25 91
SOTALOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 96
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

27 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 12
XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 94
MULTAQ 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

30 155
ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
NADOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 169
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 61
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

35 104
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 123
GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

37 8
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 93
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

41 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 141
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 69
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 26
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 30
RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 110
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 29
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 149
DIGITEK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 220
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 151
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 March 14, 2011.
  • 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.