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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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13,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$561K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% 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

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

61% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$500K

2014

$547K

2015

$561K

2016

Number of Claims

12,204

2014

14,574

2015

13,509

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
GABAPENTIN 796

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

122

patients, 41% of all patients

1 8
DIAZEPAM 672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

2 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

88

patients, 30% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

8 6
LORAZEPAM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

10 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

12 62
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

12 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

14 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

16 146
ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

19 42
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

20 10
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

22 29
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

23 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

23 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

25 18
IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

26 52
CEPHALEXIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

81

patients, 27% of all patients

A 27 108
LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

30 30
PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

31 44
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

33 76
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

34 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

35 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

36 5
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

36 84
AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

A 38 98
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 39 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 40 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

42 69
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 44 80
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 242
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 65
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

47 242
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 215
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

A 49 119
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

51 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

51 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

53 16
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 32
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 55 124
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 56 363
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 99
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 292
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

59 14
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

60 87
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

60 160
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 47
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

63 272
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 86
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

63 139
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 July 16, 2013.
  • 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.