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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

10% of this provider’s 661 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

41% of this provider’s 777 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 777 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

32,466

2014

31,876

2015

31,525

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

199

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

192

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
GABAPENTIN 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
FUROSEMIDE 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

8 6
SIMVASTATIN 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

12 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
LORAZEPAM 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

17 39
TRAMADOL HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

20 12
CARVEDILOL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

22 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 27
TRAZODONE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 106
DULOXETINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

26 31
DIAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 62
LABETALOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 236
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 77
ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
RANITIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

P 37 68
PREDNISONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

38 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

43 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
TEMAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O 49 35
PROAIR HFA 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

50 44
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 38
VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 85
IBUPROFEN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

54 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

55 30
OLANZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 149
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 41
FENTANYL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 95
FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
CEFDINIR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 125
AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 127
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 211
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 83
SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 94
TOPIRAMATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 74 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

77 146
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

78 88
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 53
RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 138
KLOR-CON 10 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 240
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 100
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 69
ONDANSETRON HCL* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

84 124
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 50
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 120
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 87 228
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 55
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 91 174
NADOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 91 324
NOVOLIN 70-30 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 93 263
TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 94 157
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 95 144
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

96 261
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 57
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 59
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 175
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

100 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

100 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 100 80
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 54
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 103 110
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 99
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

107 126
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 107 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 128
METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 110 251
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 96
BUMETANIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 112 220
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 72
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 114 100
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 123
THEOPHYLLINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 116 374
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 116 199
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 118 122
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 171
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 120 74
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 116
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 164
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 122 142
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

124 76
FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 213
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

126 178
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

126 117
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 28, 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.