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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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13,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

36% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$576K

2014

$603K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

11,276

2014

12,552

2015

13,775

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
LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
ALPRAZOLAM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 47
FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 37
DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

A 23 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
LOVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 58
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 50
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 4
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 40
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 35
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 61
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 77
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 53 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 56 99
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

57 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 147
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 59 69
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 60 67
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 76
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 July 31, 2012.
  • 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.