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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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10,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

369 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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

27% of this provider’s 369 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 369 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$560K

2014

$591K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

8,750

2014

9,567

2015

10,058

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 517

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
FUROSEMIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 24
RANITIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

14 12
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

15 10
CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

16 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

18 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 37
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
TRADJENTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

23 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 57
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

26 150
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

27 25
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 115
GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 133
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 51
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

35 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 36 167
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 210
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

40 21
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 59
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

42 23
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

42 31
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 42
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 45 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 47 171
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

47 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 50 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 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 Sept. 14, 2010.
  • 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.