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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

$246K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

20 of this provider’s 64 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 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
TRAZODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

70

patients, 27% of all patients

1 15
CLONAZEPAM 279

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

2 41
DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

3 21
LAMOTRIGINE 209

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

4 38
LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

5 50
DIAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

6 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

7 26
SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

9 45
OLANZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 56
ARIPIPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

12 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

13 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

P 14 25
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 49
LITHIUM CARBONATE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 105
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 61
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 May 7, 2013.
  • 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.