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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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7,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

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

42% 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

19% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 713 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$197K

2014

$331K

2015

$436K

2016

Number of Claims

3,529

2014

6,065

2015

7,762

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 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

11 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

12 18
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

13 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

17 32
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 33
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 54
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 12
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 30 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 33 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 11
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 52
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
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 Dec. 29, 2015.
  • 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.