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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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7,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 254 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 326 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

33% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

21 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

$424K

2014

$369K

2015

$376K

2016

Number of Claims

7,473

2014

7,693

2015

7,949

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

5 14
LISINOPRIL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 4
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 47
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 60
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 17
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

37 16
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 102
AMOXICILLIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 98
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 219
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

42 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 44 89
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.