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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

2% of this provider’s 834 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

35% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 942 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.52M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

32,016

2014

31,746

2015

32,291

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

277

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

232

patients, 25% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

167

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

5 8
SIMVASTATIN 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

170

patients, 18% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
TRAZODONE HCL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

13 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
CLOPIDOGREL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
RANITIDINE HCL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
ALLOPURINOL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

23 39
PREDNISONE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

24 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 19
MELOXICAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

26 29
LOVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

29 30
CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

30 32
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
DULOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

33 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

36 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
MIRTAZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
VALSARTAN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

43 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 62
FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 20
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 35
FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

55 41
NATEGLINIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 283
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 128
SPIRIVA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

58 78
BUPROPION XL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

61 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 46
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

63 44
TORSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 123
IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

65 52
SUCRALFATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 145
XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 96
DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 51
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
SYNTHROID 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 164
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 66
ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 83
KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 122
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 37
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

79 76
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 65
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 219
GLIPIZIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 109
KLOR-CON M10 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 205
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 88
TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A 85 168
RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 138
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 86 107
AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 86
CEFDINIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 125
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 90 36
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 74
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

92 72
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 102
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

96 84
ESTRADIOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 211
GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 147
CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 173
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 91
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

102 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 146
TERBINAFINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

103 374
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

103 130
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 162
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 92
ETODOLAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 109 198
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

109 113
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 166
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 106
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 112 207
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 154
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

114 124
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 114 149
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 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 June 3, 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.