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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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25,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

18% of this provider’s 383 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

51% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

29,743

2014

25,336

2015

25,114

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,149

prescriptions.

150

patients, 35% of all patients

1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,189

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

129

patients, 30% of all patients

O 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

114

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

5 15
LORAZEPAM 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

6 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

7 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

8 26
SERTRALINE HCL 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

9 22
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

10 2
MIRTAZAPINE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

11 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
TRAZODONE HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

13 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

14 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

15 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

90

patients, 21% of all patients

17 3
CARVEDILOL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

18 32
RISPERIDONE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P 19 100
LANTUS 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

20 93
CLOPIDOGREL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

22 28
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

23 23
NAMENDA XR 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 35
TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 19
SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

27 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

28 133
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

29 27
PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

30 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

31 24
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

32 13
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 10
NOVOLOG 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

34 153
LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

35 120
HUMALOG 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

36 169
JANUVIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

38 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 45
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

40 31
BACLOFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 110
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 73
FAMOTIDINE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 105
DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 44 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 45 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

46 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

47 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

47 132
CEFUROXIME 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

A 49 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

50 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

51 83
KLOR-CON M10 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 205
LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 53
LACTULOSE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

55 21
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

56 29
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 66
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
CLONIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

59 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 127
AMIODARONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

60 159
CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 14
MEGESTROL ACETATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

63 240
LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 66 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

67 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

70 61
KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

72 30
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 271
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

A 73 328
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 86
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

76 130
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

76 146
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 64
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 57
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 95
DILTIAZEM HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 81 194
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

83 82
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

83 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A 85 103
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 87 151
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 155
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

89 78
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 91 56
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

92 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 93 63
PHENYTOIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 94 222
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

95 363
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

95 124
EXELON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 34
CEFTRIAXONE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 97 179
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

100 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

101 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 184
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 102 52
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 102 308
TRANSDERM-SCOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

106 288
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. 28, 2017.
  • 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.