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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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9,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

49% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $152 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$459K

2014

$415K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

9,328

2014

9,212

2015

9,622

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 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
ALPRAZOLAM 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

3 18
LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
OXYCODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 52
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 78
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 14
GLIPIZIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 16
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

30 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

A 33 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 80
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

37 72
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 38 120
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 147
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 134
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

44 71
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 44 203
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 46 104
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 106
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 87
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 50 28
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

51 92
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 155
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

A 52 225
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 153
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 April 14, 2010.
  • 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.