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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% 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

9% of this provider’s 449 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

20% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$43 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

$702K

2014

$892K

2015

$864K

2016

Number of Claims

15,400

2014

19,106

2015

19,974

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 897

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 4
TRAMADOL HCL 723

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 19
LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

9 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 28
GABAPENTIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 27
FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

15 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
DULOXETINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 14
RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 43
LORAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

26 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
DIAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 68
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

32 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 62
CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 73
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 56
RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

45 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 49 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 16
TEMAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 97
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 107
MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 83
DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 37
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 127
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

64 44
SULINDAC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 244
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 95
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 67 65
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 38
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 84
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 119
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 141
BREO ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 182
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

75 42
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

76 131
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 124
DILTIAZEM HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 78 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 163
OXYCONTIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 82 210
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 154
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 84 173
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 151
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 74
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 93
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 88 108
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 89 207
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 121
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 99
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 69
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 91 305
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 57
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 100
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 98
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.