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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270 257
SIMVASTATIN 260 232
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 204
LISINOPRIL 202 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 195
JANUVIA 188 105
CRESTOR 174 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 154
METFORMIN HCL 161 91
FUROSEMIDE 151 134
NEXIUM 138 98
CARVEDILOL 135 74
OMEPRAZOLE 126 100
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 102
SYNTHROID 122 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 90
DIOVAN HCT 97 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 69
ZETIA 90 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 88
ATENOLOL 83 76
TRAMADOL HCL 80 36
ACTOS 76 36
OXYCODONE HCL 75 46 S2
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 60
VYTORIN 65 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 13
CELEBREX 62 36
GABAPENTIN 61 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 57
RANITIDINE HCL 61 0
PLAVIX 61 53
SERTRALINE HCL 60 34
DIOVAN 60 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 40
CLOPIDOGREL 58 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 25 S3
ALLOPURINOL 53 49
LOVASTATIN 53 39
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. 20, 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.