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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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9,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$598K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 191 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

24% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

68% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$810K

2014

$624K

2015

$598K

2016

Number of Claims

12,468

2014

9,790

2015

9,674

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 1,091

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

150

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

2 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 35
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
OXYCODONE HCL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 57
LORAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

6 20
RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

7 23
TRAMADOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 36
LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
TIZANIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 62
DIAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

15 51
FENTANYL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
DEXILANT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 37
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 32 26
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 134
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 84
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 69
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 42 74
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.