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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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10,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

48% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$529K

2014

$559K

2015

$854K

2016

Number of Claims

7,049

2014

7,252

2015

10,703

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 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 21
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 24
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

16 28
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 70
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 103
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

29 42
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 56
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 48
TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 114
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 35
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

38 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

39 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
CEFDINIR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 125
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

41 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 86
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

48 44
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 50 90
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 50 43
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 13
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 57
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 72
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 15
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 122
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 11, 2012.
  • 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.