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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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13,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 459 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 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

28 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

$705K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$890K

2016

Number of Claims

13,024

2014

15,834

2015

13,018

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 619

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 19
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 46
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 77
CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 55
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 152
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 15
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 61
MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 90
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 114
NIACIN ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 178
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 83
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 72
DEXILANT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 47
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 126
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 92
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 13
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 55 26
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 30
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 61 45
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 100
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 31
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 64 52
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 March 12, 2015.
  • 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.