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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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17,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

51% 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

7% of this provider’s 437 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

49% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

19,532

2014

21,156

2015

17,650

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

121

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

6 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
RANITIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
MELOXICAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 16
NAMENDA XR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
CRESTOR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 41
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

29 38
SYMBICORT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 72
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 19
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
DEXILANT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 79
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 36
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 60
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

40 42
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

A 41 104
AMITIZA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

43 62
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 35
GLIPIZIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 109
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 112
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 171
CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 129
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 13
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A 55 66
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 48
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 83
GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

59 167
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 212
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 61
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

64 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 70
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

67 92
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

69 113
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 106
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 70 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 50
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 174
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 18
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 77
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 78 64
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 78 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 78 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 84
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 82 140
COLCHICINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 256
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

83 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

85 40
DALIRESP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 86 262
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 86
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 86 56
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 138
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

89 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 143
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 98
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 93
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.