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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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13,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

42% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 599 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$892K

2014

$928K

2015

$936K

2016

Number of Claims

12,597

2014

12,887

2015

13,192

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 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

5 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

9 71
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 2
CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 10
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 49
IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 52
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

A 28 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 26
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 45
RAMIPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 83
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

41 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 116
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 53
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 104
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

45 42
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

46 121
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 115
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 49 4
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 77
LANSOPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 34
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 48
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 55 86
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 54
ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 211
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 72
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 61 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 61 99
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 76
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 64 170
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 64 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

66 113
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 50
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
CEFPROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 295
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, 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.