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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

7% of this provider’s 606 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

54% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

23,181

2014

27,768

2015

29,699

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 1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,086

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 1,053

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,051

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
TRAMADOL HCL 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 699

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

8 9
LORAZEPAM 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

9 20
METFORMIN HCL 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
SERTRALINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
CLOPIDOGREL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

19 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 11
ALPRAZOLAM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

A 22 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 23 68
TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
LANTUS 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 93
JANUVIA 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 48
DULOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
GLIPIZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

29 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

31 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 21
MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 49
AZITHROMYCIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

A 36 66
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 25
PAROXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 65
NAPROXEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

38 100
PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

40 42
CEPHALEXIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 108
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

45 136
IBUPROFEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 73
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 104
MEMANTINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 51 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 61
NAMENDA XR 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 77
FENTANYL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 95
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

57 23
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 43
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

61 121
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 99
VERAPAMIL ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

64 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
DIGOXIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 119
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

69 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 155
LACTULOSE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 70 134
RISPERIDONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 28
KLOR-CON M20 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

75 85
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

76 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 70
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

78 278
FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 132
OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 141
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 112
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 39
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 94
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 106
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 102
ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 82
PHENOBARBITAL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 201
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

91 130
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 55
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 103
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 95 98
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 171
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

100 30
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

101 76
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 103 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

103 115
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 170
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 106 75
HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 197
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 37
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 157
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

112 131
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

113 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 60
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

115 161
RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 189
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 115 87
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 151
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

118 133
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 121 182
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

121 117
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 63
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 124 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 124 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

124 84
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 127 396
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 127 195
ANASTROZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 127 302
HUMULIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 130 286
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 Dec. 18, 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.