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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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10,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 219 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

53% of this provider’s 292 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 292 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$534K

2014

$529K

2015

$544K

2016

Number of Claims

9,631

2014

10,293

2015

10,693

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
GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

4 18
OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

6 46
LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
CLONAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

12 36
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

13 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

14 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

19 12
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 106
DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 47
CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

28 14
TORSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 123
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

30 76
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 108
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 34 51
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 35 53
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 58
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 37 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 103
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

39 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 42 21
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 43 87
AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 45 50
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

45 279
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 47 97
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 47 114
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 49 140
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 49 107
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 35
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 52 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 45
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 57 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 40
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

58 52
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 78
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 Nov. 2, 2016.
  • 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.