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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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9,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 177 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 292 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

68% of this provider’s 1,139 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$342K

2014

$345K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

9,794

2014

8,527

2015

9,704

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 1,669

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

555

patients, 49% of all patients

O 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

2 13
LORAZEPAM 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

3 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 80
TRAMADOL HCL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

6 43
DIAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

7 51
CLONAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

8 36
LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

9 53
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

10 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

11 15
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

12 3
LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

13 2
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

14 6
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

15 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

16 5
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

18 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

19 11
METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 10
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

21 17
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

21 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

25 24
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

26 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 12
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

29 44
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

30 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 39
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 272
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 26
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 32
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 9, 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.