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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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17,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

8% of this provider’s 516 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

37% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$976K

2014

$958K

2015

$996K

2016

Number of Claims

18,174

2014

17,782

2015

17,363

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 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 19
LORAZEPAM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

9 20
SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
MEMANTINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

15 107
ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 19 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 40
PREDNISONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

21 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 17
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 73
RISPERIDONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 53
NAPROXEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 100
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

36 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 151
AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 45 98
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 47 132
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 50 90
LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 50 150
ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 52 82
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

52 76
LACTULOSE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 54 134
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 58
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 56 36
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 49
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

58 52
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 85
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 24
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 29
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 159
CEFUROXIME 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 129
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 69
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 67
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 78
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 38
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 130
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 74 96
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 76 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 76 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 41
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 88
NOVOLIN R 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 260
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 81 228
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 81
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 119
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 87 236
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 45
HALOPERIDOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 89 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 91 43
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 June 11, 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.