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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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17,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

7% of this provider’s 387 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

52% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

14,882

2014

16,445

2015

17,403

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 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

121

patients, 28% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
ALPRAZOLAM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

9 70
SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

11 28
LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 24
MELOXICAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

14 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

15 16
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
FENTANYL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 95
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

18 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

20 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 35
ELIQUIS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 82
FAMOTIDINE* 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

25 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 37
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
SYNTHROID 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

28 54
DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 48
VALSARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 75
DIGOXIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 91
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 19
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 8
LACTULOSE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 134
BYSTOLIC 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 158
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

37 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 73
CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 40 67
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

40 51
MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

42 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

42 21
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 89
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 55
SPIRIVA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 78
OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 49 141
CEFUROXIME 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

A 50 129
TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 114
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 106
IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

52 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A 55 119
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 66
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 64
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 23
AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 159
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

63 92
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 64 192
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 66 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

69 113
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

70 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 72 184
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 72 32
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 284
OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 210
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 76 65
PHENOBARBITAL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 201
PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 230
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

79 130
RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 186
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 81 68
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 81 140
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 April 4, 2011.
  • 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.