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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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6,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 661 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

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 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

$36K

2015

$417K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

630

2015

6,744

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 714

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 527

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
CLOPIDOGREL 492

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

3 15
FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

5 46
LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

9 29
ELIQUIS 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 91
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 121
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
XARELTO 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

16 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

17 11
AMIODARONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 77
RANEXA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 135
SOTALOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 67
NITROSTAT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 142
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 153
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 156
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 1
CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 159
TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 191
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 186
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 222
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 188
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

32 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.