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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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7,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

37% of this provider’s 306 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 306 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$355K

2014

$380K

2015

$393K

2016

Number of Claims

6,255

2014

6,722

2015

7,191

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

4 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
TRAMADOL HCL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 24
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 9
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

14 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 70
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 15
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 28 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 69
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
FUROSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

32 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 33 22
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 33 52
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 38 11
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 Jan. 7, 2011.
  • 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.