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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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12,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

64% 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

27% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$879K

2014

$804K

2015

$760K

2016

Number of Claims

13,967

2014

13,138

2015

12,462

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
FUROSEMIDE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
CLOPIDOGREL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
ZETIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 77
DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 79
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 102
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 91
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 40 26
VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 64
OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 57
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 44 82
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 74
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 100
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 81
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 68
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 50 96
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 76
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 43
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 56 13
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 57 204
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 59 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 60 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 40
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 33
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 69
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 105
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 66 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 66 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 85
FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 213
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 127
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. 22, 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.