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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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13,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

3% of this provider’s 326 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

33% 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

20% 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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$812K

2014

$901K

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

10,374

2014

11,611

2015

13,352

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 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
DULOXETINE HCL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

2 31
SIMVASTATIN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
RANITIDINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

6 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

6 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

9 18
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 4
CRESTOR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

12 41
VALSARTAN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 75
FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

18 14
ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
SYNTHROID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 54
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

25 8
LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

28 117
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 30
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 47
DEXILANT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 79
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 111
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 19
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 42 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 27
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 66
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 82
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 211
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 48
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 53 42
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 158
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 135
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 26
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 177
TRULICITY 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 280
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 217
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 13
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 62 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 28
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 Jan. 14, 2016.
  • 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.