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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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12,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

29% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 448 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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$473K

2014

$634K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

7,582

2014

9,284

2015

12,960

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 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

9 11
RANITIDINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

10 23
FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

15 14
PROAIR HFA 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

16 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

20 9
CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

22 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
IBUPROFEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

23 52
SPIRIVA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 78
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

27 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 55
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
SYMBICORT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 87
NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

33 24
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

35 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

38 39
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 48
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 85
MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

45 121
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 56
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

48 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 47
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 61
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 72
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 356
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 40
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

57 117
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 57 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 148
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 145
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 126
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 7, 2017.
  • 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.