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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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23,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

29% of this provider’s 1,004 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 1,004 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

21,739

2014

22,749

2015

23,056

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
SIMVASTATIN 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 874

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ALPRAZOLAM 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
CLOPIDOGREL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
METFORMIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
RANITIDINE HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
LORAZEPAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
TORSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 123
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

33 50
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

40 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 35
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 25
DIAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

44 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 40
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 47
SPIRIVA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

51 158
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 94
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 48
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

55 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 106
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 109
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 144
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 86
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 65
TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 97
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

66 136
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

66 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

70 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

70 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 34
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 96
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 89
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 69
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 219
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 41
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 90
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 82
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 152
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 111
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 46
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 82 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 99
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 56
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

86 124
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 55
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 88 66
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. 19, 2008.
  • 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.