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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 51 providers in this state and specialty

243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

10% of this provider’s 140 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $272 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$448K

2014

$494K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

6,753

2014

7,236

2015

6,472

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 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

2 29
LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

3 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

4 22
FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

8 26
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

9 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

11 15
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

12 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

13 35
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

14 80
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 16 90
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

18 1
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 19 95
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 20 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 21 30
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 21 34
OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

24 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 25 41
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

26 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 28 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 31
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 28 122
DALIRESP 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 31 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 31 36
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 31 69
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 Oct. 25, 2011.
  • 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.