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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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14,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

3% of this provider’s 397 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

50% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

49% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$909K

2014

$947K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

13,524

2014

14,617

2015

14,089

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

5 21
FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

O 7 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

8 24
ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 47
CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 19
LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

24 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

A 25 86
PRADAXA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 180
MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 29
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 66
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 33 119
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 11
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

37 102
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

38 42
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
AMITIZA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 41 177
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 43
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 47 127
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 97
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 103
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 242
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

54 27
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

56 131
METRONIDAZOLE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 224
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

59 44
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

60 33
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 31
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 143
OXYCONTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 210
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 67 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 18
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 69 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 26
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 96
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.