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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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8,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

36% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$420K

2014

$553K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

6,164

2014

7,116

2015

8,137

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
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

6 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 57
METFORMIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 77
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

20 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

25 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 54
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 30
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 45
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 191
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

37 25
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 39 99
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. 15, 2008.
  • 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.