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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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17,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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

45% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$825K

2014

$852K

2015

$816K

2016

Number of Claims

17,062

2014

17,717

2015

17,148

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 958

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
METFORMIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

8 6
ALPRAZOLAM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
LORAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
GLIPIZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 56
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

16 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

21 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 21
FENOFIBRATE* 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

A 24 86
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 19
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 58
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 60
AMOXICILLIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 71
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 18
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 75
ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 88
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 77
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 50
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 32
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 48
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 56 31
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

56 52
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 24
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 69
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 62 106
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 65 36
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 66 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

66 30
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 90
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 69 25
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 78
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 71 188
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 72 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

73 84
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 74 199
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 144
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

76 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 70
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 95
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 138
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.