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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

45% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 253 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$705K

2014

$727K

2015

$648K

2016

Number of Claims

7,942

2014

8,171

2015

8,364

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 30% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

59

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

5 12
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

8 23
OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

10 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

12 9
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

13 39
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

15 61
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

16 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

17 74
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

18 86
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 60
IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

20 69
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 51
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 98
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 25
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

27 64
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
UNIFINE PENTIPS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

31 122
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

32 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

34 42
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

A 35 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

36 133
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

37 57
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 38 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

38 36
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 142
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 59
TRADJENTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 83
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 43 150
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

43 150
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

45 153
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 April 21, 2016.
  • 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.