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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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21,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

10% of this provider’s 487 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

32% of this provider’s 607 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 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$75 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

22,345

2014

22,760

2015

21,733

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 797

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
TRAMADOL HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
LORAZEPAM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 20
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
TRAZODONE HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

12 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

16 9
CLONAZEPAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 70
RANITIDINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 73
LANTUS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 93
FENTANYL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 95
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

27 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
RISPERIDONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 100
VALSARTAN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

31 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

35 30
ELIQUIS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 35
FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 105
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
BACLOFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 110
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A 45 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 61
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 42
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 28
BYSTOLIC 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 158
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 146
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 50
FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 90
LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 60 150
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 63 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 64 132
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 195
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 65
CEFUROXIME 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 129
SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 78
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 67
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 86
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 71
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 112
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

75 44
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 76 206
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 153
VALPROIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 363
NYSTOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

77 223
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 186
METHOTREXATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 81 220
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 82 34
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

82 124
PHENOBARBITAL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 82 201
PHENYTOIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 222
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 131
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 87 41
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 142
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 89 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 90 46
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

91 59
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 121
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 Feb. 3, 2012.
  • 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.