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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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14,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

32% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$799K

2014

$674K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

16,528

2014

14,171

2015

14,023

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 873

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

104

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 4
METFORMIN HCL 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ATENOLOL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

6 25
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 35
IBUPROFEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

13 52
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

14 6
MELOXICAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

15 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

16 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

18 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

20 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
FLUCONAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

23 131
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
SYMBICORT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

25 87
PROAIR HFA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

26 44
NEXIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 74
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

28 76
NAPROXEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 100
LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 11
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

34 30
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

35 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
DEXILANT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 37 79
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

38 36
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 139
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 6% of all patients

40 146
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 31
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
NIACIN ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 178
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 18
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 48
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 236
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 27
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 50 34
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 52 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 77
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 66
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 56 58
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 57 112
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 57 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 127
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, 2018.
  • 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.