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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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8,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 217 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

54% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 258 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$575K

2014

$531K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

9,093

2014

8,417

2015

8,715

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 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

71

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

7 18
FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

8 8
LOVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

8 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
GEMFIBROZIL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

13 137
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

17 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

18 9
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

20 99
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

22 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 103
CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

24 166
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

27 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 76
TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 57
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 156
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

A 34 95
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 39
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 36 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 37 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 38 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

38 49
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

40 48
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 43 56
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 44 117
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 45 23
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 3, 2014.
  • 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.