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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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12,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

56% 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

54% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$703K

2014

$663K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

13,313

2014

13,224

2015

12,670

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
GABAPENTIN 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

5 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
MELOXICAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
IBUPROFEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

15 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 34
CEFDINIR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

A 20 125
PROAIR HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 46
AMOXICILLIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 98
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 111
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

32 113
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 26
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 110
DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 79
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 102
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 108
TORSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 109
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

42 146
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

45 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 50
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 103
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 117
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 30
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 130
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 66
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 84
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 66 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 68 119
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 22
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

70 131
ONDANSETRON ODT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 263
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 Feb. 12, 2010.
  • 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.