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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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6,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

23% of this provider’s 291 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$271K

2014

$319K

2015

$330K

2016

Number of Claims

4,937

2014

5,826

2015

6,265

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
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

83

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 32
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

13 23
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 89
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 18
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 28 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 73
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 71
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 Dec. 15, 2008.
  • 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.