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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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9,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 176 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

33% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$632K

2014

$660K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

9,761

2014

9,766

2015

9,706

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 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 4
LISINOPRIL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

16 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 5
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 46
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 83
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 51
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

33 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 91
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

42 42
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 45 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 46 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 85
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 53 74
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 53 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 57 70
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 April 9, 2012.
  • 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.