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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

10% of this provider’s 489 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

31% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 615 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

22,076

2014

24,110

2015

25,552

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
LISINOPRIL 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LORAZEPAM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

6 20
OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
METFORMIN HCL 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

O 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

11 12
SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

13 7
GABAPENTIN 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

14 8
ELIQUIS 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 82
SERTRALINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
CLONAZEPAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 36
ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 25
LANTUS 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 93
TRAZODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
GLIPIZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 56
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

27 32
OXYCODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
RISPERIDONE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 48
PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

36 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 61
PAROXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
CEPHALEXIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A 40 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 70
CLONIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 69
ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

45 136
DIGOXIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 47
OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 68
XARELTO 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 96
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 44
MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

51 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 28
VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 60
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

57 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

60 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

61 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 64
LACTULOSE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 134
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 120
SUCRALFATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 115
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 195
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 35
SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 78
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 41
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

72 130
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
NYSTOP 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

74 223
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

76 74
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 107
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 153
GALANTAMINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 79 328
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 105
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 77
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 84 132
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

84 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 147
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 86 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 112
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 53
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 124
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 94
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 91 122
LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 150
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 94 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 146
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 104
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 157
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 98 95
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

98 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 100 171
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

101 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 103 39
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 104 114
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 104 169
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 Jan. 21, 2014.
  • 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.