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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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7,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 265 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 182 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

12% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 431 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

$80 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

$785K

2014

$801K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

11,743

2014

11,070

2015

7,697

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 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 35
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

8 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 19
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 14
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 25 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 31
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 36 28
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 36 65
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 127
OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 39 210
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 40 22
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 July 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.