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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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10,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 156 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

46% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$563K

2014

$565K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

9,809

2014

9,462

2015

10,375

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 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 4
GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 21
CLONAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

10 36
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 19
LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 7
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 59
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
OMEPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

23 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

26 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 83
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 79
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

34 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

36 12
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 38 60
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

38 76
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

41 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

43 84
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 52
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 217
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 25
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 97
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

47 113
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

49 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 49 62
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 48
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 53 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 54 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 56 39
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 56 51
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 58 176
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 66
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 30, 2010.
  • 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.