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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 459

$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 459

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,369 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530 285 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 485 269 2 3
LISINOPRIL 451 200 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 410 233 4 8
GABAPENTIN 325 109 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 313 115 6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288 160 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 258 126 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 250 113 9 13
CYMBALTA 222 37 10 35
TRAZODONE HCL 217 85 11 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203 122 12 11
NEXIUM 165 43 13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 161 103 14 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 53 15 19
MELOXICAM 136 45 16 34
RANITIDINE HCL 135 61 17 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 41 18 56
PREDNISONE 130 69 19 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 49 20 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 61 20 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 74 22 6
PROAIR HFA 127 54 22 32
AZITHROMYCIN 123 62 24 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 42 25 9
OXYCODONE HCL 115 26 S2 26 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 52 27 24
CRESTOR 112 45 27 31
LYRICA 110 44 29 71
ENDOCET 107 34 S2 30 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 43 31 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 43 32 47
ONGLYZA 95 62 33 214
FENOFIBRATE 94 0 34 79
SPIRIVA 92 30 35 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 17 R 36 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 57 37 94
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 15 S2 38 68
DIOVAN HCT 81 36 39 72
BACLOFEN 80 19 40 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 44 40 38
TRICOR 80 16 40 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 34 43 36
MIRTAZAPINE 78 25 44 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 38 45 12
CARVEDILOL 74 68 46 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 54 47 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 12 R 48 86
SINGULAIR 67 15 49 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 14 49 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 28 51 135
CLONIDINE HCL 65 26 51 60
LANTUS 64 20 53 81
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 19 S2 53 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 14 53 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 36 56 27
KLOR-CON M10 61 29 57 199
CHLORZOXAZONE 60 32 R 58 257
CELEBREX 60 0 58 157
KLOR-CON M20 57 43 60 92
ATENOLOL 56 20 61 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 29 62 128
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 31 62 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 32 64 50
ALLOPURINOL 54 34 64 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 19 64 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 0 67 76
LOVASTATIN 50 28 68 37
DIOVAN 50 22 68 59
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Sept. 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.