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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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6,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 256 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

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$63K

2014

$490K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

932

2014

6,150

2015

6,422

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
GABAPENTIN 447

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

74

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

70

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
SYMBICORT 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

8 36
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

9 30
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

10 68
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

11 25
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

12 34
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

16 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

17 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

19 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

23 21
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

28 90
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 232
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 15
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 63
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 76
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 Nov. 2, 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.