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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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10,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

31% of this provider’s 585 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 585 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

$55 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

$476K

2014

$524K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

9,696

2014

10,355

2015

10,738

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
SIMVASTATIN 623

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

1 9
LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 19
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 4
CELECOXIB 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 102
FELODIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 213
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 60
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 112
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 45 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 119
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 48 24
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 52 47
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 Oct. 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.