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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 84 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

18% of this provider’s 158 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$85.6K

2014

$583K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

1,553

2014

13,194

2015

11,049

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,931

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

311

patients, 44% of all patients

1 11
GABAPENTIN 776

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
CLONAZEPAM 771

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

3 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 707

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

4 27
BUPROPION XL 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

5 31
TRAZODONE HCL 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

6 15
SERTRALINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 14
DULOXETINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
MIRTAZAPINE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 30
LAMOTRIGINE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
DIAZEPAM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

16 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 78
PAROXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 43
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 20 63
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 79
RISPERIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 46
OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 48
LITHIUM CARBONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 109
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 95
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 133
DOXEPIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 139
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 56
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 1, 2012.
  • 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.