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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 269

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 269

105 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 Colorado
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 16 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 105 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 16 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 105 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$347 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$291K

2012

$474K

2013

$920K

2014

$1.3M

2015

Number of Claims

1,413

2012

1,878

2013

3,182

2014

3,732

2015

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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O

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.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

306

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

42

patients, 40% of all patients

1 47
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 29% of all patients

2 51
REYATAZ 179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 21% of all patients

3 91
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 18% of all patients

4 72
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 19% of all patients

5 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 22% of all patients

7 20
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

8 70
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
EPZICOM 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 10 101
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 14
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 16% of all patients

13 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 14 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 14% of all patients

A 15 81
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 10% of all patients

16 22
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 17 3
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.