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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

42% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

22,696

2014

23,489

2015

23,974

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
GABAPENTIN 1,125

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

150

patients, 32% of all patients

1 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 80
ALPRAZOLAM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

12 15
RANITIDINE HCL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

13 23
CLOPIDOGREL 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

14 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

16 18
SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

18 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

O 19 4
TRAMADOL HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 19
CRESTOR 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

21 41
PROAIR HFA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

22 44
MELOXICAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

23 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

24 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

25 62
CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 36
DIAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

28 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 115
DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

32 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

33 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 27
GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

35 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

37 14
IBUPROFEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

38 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 55
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 22
DEXILANT 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

42 61
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

45 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

A 46 86
LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

50 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

51 37
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

52 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

54 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 45
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

57 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 39
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 69
MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 40
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 78
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 75
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

65 53
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 149
BENICAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 156
DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 67 91
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

69 42
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 90
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

72 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 47
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 160
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 75 142
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

76 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

77 30
TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 70
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

80 58
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 80 148
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 82 96
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 119
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 126
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 85 116
CEFDINIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 125
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

87 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 89 236
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 77
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 91 114
DUTASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 374
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 93 234
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 94 103
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

95 130
GLIPIZIDE XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 96 167
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 96 65
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 98 189
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 June 29, 2013.
  • 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.