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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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5,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

0% of this provider’s 518 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 589 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 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

2014

$52K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

789

2015

5,356

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 551

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

1 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

2 39
CARVEDILOL 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

3 40
ELIQUIS 271

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

4 85
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
AMIODARONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

6 116
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
XARELTO 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

11 135
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 1
SOTALOL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 128
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 16
SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

15 9
RANEXA 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

16 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

17 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 66
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 138
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 199
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 37
MULTAQ 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 22 203
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

23 212
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.