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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 250

$383K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 250

128 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

12% of this provider’s 128 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 128 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,117 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 378 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 320 251 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295 238 3 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295 255 3 24
LISINOPRIL 261 222 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 254 234 6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 246 217 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 217 8 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 186 8 44
TRAZODONE HCL 230 175 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 205 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 194 12 14
NAMENDA 205 180 13 58
METFORMIN HCL 182 155 14 9
DIOVAN 177 133 15 85
RANITIDINE HCL 171 148 16 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 171 142 16 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 148 18 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 102 19 36
RISPERIDONE 148 124 19 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 127 S3 21 3
GABAPENTIN 129 124 22 13
MIRTAZAPINE 127 127 23 35
TRICOR 119 99 24 148
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 77 25 22
SEROQUEL 99 88 25 67
CLOPIDOGREL 84 65 27 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 80 28 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 66 29 10
PLAVIX 66 47 30 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 56 31 88
BACLOFEN 56 43 31 82
FENOFIBRATE 52 39 33 141
ATENOLOL 51 51 34 20
LOVASTATIN 51 51 34 28
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 March 19, 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.