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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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12,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$947K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

25% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$863K

2014

$938K

2015

$947K

2016

Number of Claims

11,739

2014

12,513

2015

12,437

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 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
VALSARTAN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 75
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 59
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 72
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
BYSTOLIC 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 158
CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 30 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 45
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 37
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 47
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 70
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 40
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 51 71
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 55
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 81
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 23
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 Nov. 21, 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.