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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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10,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$81 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

$796K

2014

$874K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

10,625

2014

10,836

2015

10,744

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

2 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
SYNTHROID 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

5 54
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

8 16
GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

11 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

14 31
TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

O 15 19
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

16 32
ZETIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

17 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

18 11
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

19 33
CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

20 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 35
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

25 15
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

28 17
OXYCODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

30 70
RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 138
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

31 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 34 164
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

35 42
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

39 117
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 64
LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 40 2
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 85
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

43 140
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

44 46
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 163
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 46 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

46 12
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 38
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 94
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 51 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 53 18
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

55 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

56 45
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 49
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 57 36
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 158
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 29
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 394
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

62 62
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 22, 2018.
  • 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.