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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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6,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% 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

44% of this provider’s 293 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 293 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 5%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

2014

$322K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,050

2015

6,728

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 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

12 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

16 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

20 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

22 14
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 71
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

25 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

26 54
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

27 119
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

28 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 29 32
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

32 25
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

32 34
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

34 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 70
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 46
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 94
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 39
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 Jan. 14, 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.