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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 41 providers in this state and specialty

839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

1% of this provider’s 839 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

85% of this provider’s 839 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 7%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $389 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$998K

2016

Number of Claims

14,716

2014

18,222

2015

17,729

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,828

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,009

prescriptions.

347

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 7
GABAPENTIN 1,865

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

344

patients, 41% of all patients

2 1
OXYCODONE HCL 1,826

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

202

patients, 24% of all patients

O 3 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,274

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 1,054

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

208

patients, 25% of all patients

5 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 7 47
LYRICA 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 33
TRAZODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

10 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 45
TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 30
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

13 46
BACLOFEN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 59
DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
FENTANYL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 18 64
CLONAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 71
TOPIRAMATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 4
IBUPROFEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 78
NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 23
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 66
DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 40
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 10 29 87
ETODOLAC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 89
PRIMIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 8
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 77
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 91
OPANA ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 91
RIZATRIPTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 55
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 6
CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 25
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

40 93
NARATRIPTAN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 96
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 2
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 36
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 45 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 46 51
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 83
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
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. 9, 2016.
  • 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.