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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 49 providers in this state and specialty

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

4% of this provider’s 454 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $152 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$788K

2014

$787K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

16,919

2014

17,630

2015

18,585

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
FUROSEMIDE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

5 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

11 47
ALPRAZOLAM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
LORAZEPAM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 46
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
FAMOTIDINE* 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
ATENOLOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

22 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 24
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 44
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 52
OXYCODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 17
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

31 60
MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

32 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

33 23
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

34 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 72
CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 11
KLOR-CON M20 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 81
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 112
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 71
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 174
LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 177
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 93
CEFDINIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 182
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 186
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

57 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 190
RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 60 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

60 125
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

60 92
DEXILANT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 63 61
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 95
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 135
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 66 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 77
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 69 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 69 115
SUBOXONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 71 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 153
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 120
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 155
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 75 65
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 130
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 115
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 209
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 62
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

80 59
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

80 147
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 216
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

83 146
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

85 225
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.