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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 99

$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 99

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,021 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Alabama
SIMVASTATIN 660 283 1 2
CARVEDILOL 565 316 2 8
METFORMIN HCL 446 209 3 5
GABAPENTIN 347 165 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 330 153 5 1
MELOXICAM 326 130 6 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 165 7 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 125 8 27
NAPROXEN SODIUM 254 104 9 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251 90 10 3
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 207 85 11 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 104 12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 116 13 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 143 14 58
SINGULAIR 174 47 15 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 168 58 R 16 49
FUROSEMIDE 166 111 17 7
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 157 50 18 77
NASONEX 156 46 19 79
LISINOPRIL 153 74 20 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 65 21 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148 37 22 48
AZITHROMYCIN 147 57 23 25
ACTOS 146 72 24 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 89 25 14
CRESTOR 127 83 26 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 68 27 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 41 27 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 60 29 51
TRAMADOL HCL 116 23 30 12
BYSTOLIC 114 60 31 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 19 R 32 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 56 32 61
ALLOPURINOL 105 75 34 36
RISPERIDONE 99 60 35 38
MIRTAZAPINE 98 56 36 94
DIOVAN HCT 96 56 37 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 28 38 33
METRONIDAZOLE 93 23 39 99
CHLORTHALIDONE 91 38 40 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 61 41 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 12 S3 42 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78 37 43 107
LACTULOSE 77 43 44 108
NEXIUM 76 25 45 26
NAMENDA 74 74 46 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 22 47 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 20 48 113
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 45 R 48 113
PROAIR HFA 67 14 50 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 25 51 69
FAMOTIDINE 64 25 51 43
ATENOLOL 64 41 51 30
JANUVIA 63 18 54 125
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 42 55 129
CELEBREX 62 21 55 129
IBUPROFEN 60 0 57 133
TRAZODONE HCL 59 39 58 47
PEN NEEDLE 59 22 58 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 35 58 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 46 61 29
CLOPIDOGREL 57 39 62 28
MISOPROSTOL 56 18 63 138
NIASPAN 55 0 64 140
AMITIZA 54 26 65 143
HUMULIN 70-30 52 48 66 148
CYMBALTA 51 0 67 65
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 50 12 68 149
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 Aug. 5, 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.