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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 17

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 17

379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 379 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,031 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Washington
CITALOPRAM HBR 596 566 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 584 574 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 502 497 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480 459 4 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 480 473 4 15
MIRTAZAPINE 438 436 6 14
FUROSEMIDE 419 410 7 1
NAMENDA 414 401 8 17
LISINOPRIL 395 373 9 4
SIMVASTATIN 296 294 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 284 11 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 270 268 12 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249 249 13 7
RISPERIDONE 232 222 14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 219 S3 15 5
TRAZODONE HCL 216 208 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 209 207 17 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 138 18 24
SEROQUEL 166 163 19 34
METFORMIN HCL 165 165 20 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153 152 21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 150 22 35
RANITIDINE HCL 145 132 23 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 135 24 11
ATENOLOL 130 130 25 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 120 26 18
DIGOXIN 117 117 27 45
PAROXETINE HCL 117 117 27 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 111 29 32
OLANZAPINE 108 108 30 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 107 31 31
GABAPENTIN 104 104 32 16
FENTANYL 104 100 S2 32 23
OXYCODONE HCL 95 94 S2 34 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 80 35 51
CYMBALTA 90 90 36 53
HALOPERIDOL 89 89 37 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 72 38 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 81 39 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 81 39 33
OXYCONTIN 80 80 S2 41 42
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 76 42 57
LOVASTATIN 75 75 43 29
ALLOPURINOL 71 71 44 44
PREDNISONE 68 68 45 35
LAMOTRIGINE 66 66 46 60
GLIPIZIDE 64 64 47 61
CLOPIDOGREL 54 54 48 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 51 48 28
PRAZOSIN HCL 52 52 50 70
KLOR-CON M10 52 52 50 70
DIOVAN 51 51 52 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 50 53 75
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 April 1, 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.