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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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14,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

10% of this provider’s 289 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

40% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

52% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$638K

2014

$737K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

14,593

2014

15,462

2015

14,869

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 1,028

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

101

patients, 30% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
LORAZEPAM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

4 20
OXYCODONE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 57
OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
FENTANYL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 95
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

14 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 40
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

16 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

17 11
TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

18 33
MIRTAZAPINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

19 49
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

20 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

22 27
RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

24 28
LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

25 93
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

26 17
SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 26
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

O 29 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

30 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

31 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

32 16
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 96
LACTULOSE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 134
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

35 42
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

38 21
LEVEMIR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 150
ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

40 124
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 40 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

40 133
HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 169
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 110
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

45 130
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 108
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 47 36
AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

A 48 66
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

49 55
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 38
BUDESONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 52 258
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 53 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

54 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

A 55 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 56 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

58 132
RENVELA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 292
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

61 70
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 184
BUPROPION HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 267
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

63 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

66 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 94
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

68 25
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 107
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 120
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

72 45
CEFTRIAXONE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 179
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

72 61
NYSTOP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

75 223
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

76 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 127
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 June 24, 2011.
  • 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.