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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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20,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

5% of this provider’s 656 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

25% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

21,869

2014

21,375

2015

20,641

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 917

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 43
CELECOXIB 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

26 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
TRAZODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

31 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

35 42
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
XARELTO 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 64
CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 53
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
DIGOXIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 91
MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 50
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 72
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 65
LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
FAMOTIDINE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 24
QUINAPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 100
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 59
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 171
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 23
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

64 124
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 68
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 44
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 93
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 58
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 54
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 158
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 66
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 147
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 120
PROBENECID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 75 356
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 77 70
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 123
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 385
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 80 51
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 81 73
NIACIN ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 81 178
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 100
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 Jan. 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.