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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

45% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$368K

2014

$342K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

5,985

2014

5,978

2015

7,545

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

2 18
LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

10 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

15 34
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

17 26
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

19 99
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 76
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 36
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 27 57
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 28 194
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 29 49
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

31 150
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 34 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 35 77
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

36 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 38 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 38 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 22
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 Jan. 21, 2009.
  • 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.