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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

25 of this provider’s 48 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$426K

2014

$420K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

3,915

2014

4,095

2015

4,663

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
DULOXETINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

1 21
TRAZODONE HCL 314

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

2 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

3 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 25
BUPROPION XL 228

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

5 55
ARIPIPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

7 63
RISPERIDONE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 49
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 9 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
DOXEPIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 126
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

13 57
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 45
LATUDA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 127
OLANZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 56
GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 4
LAMOTRIGINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
BUPROPION HCL SR 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 90
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 179
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 76
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 27 132
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 206
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 June 12, 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.