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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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16,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$868K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

39% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$730K

2014

$813K

2015

$868K

2016

Number of Claims

13,338

2014

14,812

2015

16,621

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
OMEPRAZOLE 788

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

7 14
GABAPENTIN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
RANITIDINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

10 23
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

12 37
FUROSEMIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

14 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

16 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
GLIPIZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 56
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 17
PROAIR HFA 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

21 44
DEXILANT 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
IBUPROFEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

24 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

25 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
VENTOLIN HFA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

28 76
SPIRIVA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

29 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

31 42
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

36 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 61
SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

39 85
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 72
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 62
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 122
MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 20
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

51 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 199
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 58
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 19
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 55
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

55 74
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 55 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

58 84
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 126
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 48
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

63 87
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 65 115
BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 67 182
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 110
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 38
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 69 59
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 71 54
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 72 36
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 73 53
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 May 28, 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.