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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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18,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

16% of this provider’s 321 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

42% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 368 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.02M

2014

$880K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

21,021

2014

18,226

2015

18,346

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 1,044

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

101

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

89

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

4 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

5 40
GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

10 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

11 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 4
LORAZEPAM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

14 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
CLOZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 231
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
TRAZODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

19 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

20 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 80
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
RISPERIDONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
PREDNISONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

26 42
CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

28 11
NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 67
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 56
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

31 10
MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 49
DIGOXIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

34 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

35 28
HALOPERIDOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 197
LEVETIRACETAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 132
FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 89
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 171
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 42 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 43 172
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 45
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 110
CEFUROXIME 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 129
NOVOLIN N 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 311
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 21
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

50 133
OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 52 204
HUMALOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 169
ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 82
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

56 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 14
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

59 16
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 104
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 60 180
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

63 18
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 210
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 65 107
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 95
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 134
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 68 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 69 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 70 60
TAMIFLU 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

70 239
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 70 112
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

73 130
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 29
HUMULIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 74 383
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

74 69
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 174
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 78 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 78 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 103
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 155
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 Dec. 20, 2010.
  • 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.