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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

34% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 40%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$540K

2014

$652K

2015

$666K

2016

Number of Claims

5,479

2014

5,758

2015

6,110

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
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 714

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

185

patients, 18% of all patients

10 1 6
RANITIDINE HCL 674

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 494

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

317

patients, 31% of all patients

3 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

6 2
SUCRALFATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
CARAFATE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

8 31
CEFADROXIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

A 9 34
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

10 36
DICYCLOMINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

11 29
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

12 26
APRISO 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

13 48
ONDANSETRON ODT 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

14 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

15 57
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 40
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 17 58
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 19 63
DEXILANT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 63
WELCHOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

21 23
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 May 16, 2008.
  • 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.