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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 11

$215K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 11

130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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 Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 130 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 130 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,829 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 Oregon
NAMENDA 222 222 1 8
LISINOPRIL 206 206 2 3
SERTRALINE HCL 205 205 3 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 203 4 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 200 200 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175 175 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 165 165 7 4
MIRTAZAPINE 136 136 8 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 132 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124 124 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 119 119 11 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 112 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 92 92 13 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 85 14 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 83 15 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 81 S3 16 1
ATENOLOL 80 80 17 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 78 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 19 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 19 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 76 19 11
SIMVASTATIN 70 70 22 15
TRAMADOL HCL 69 69 23 30
TRAZODONE HCL 69 69 23 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 68 25 22
RISPERIDONE 61 61 26 41
KLOR-CON M20 53 53 27 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 48 28 31
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 Feb. 28, 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.