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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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8,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 209 providers in this state and specialty

572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

27% of this provider’s 572 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 33%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 572 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 16%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$367K

2014

$372K

2015

$499K

2016

Number of Claims

7,316

2014

7,180

2015

8,686

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 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 24
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 23
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 14
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

24 42
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 58
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 113
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 100
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 72
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 112
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 38 120
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 69
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 Feb. 12, 2018.
  • 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.