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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 288

$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 288

251 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

20% of this provider’s 251 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 251 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 4,903 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 Oregon
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335 211 S3 1 3
LISINOPRIL 279 213 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 220 164 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220 142 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 195 131 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 191 166 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 151 7 15
LOVASTATIN 140 115 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 112 9 18
METFORMIN HCL 132 96 10 6
OXYCODONE HCL 129 30 S2 11 17
TRAMADOL HCL 124 99 12 31
TRAZODONE HCL 119 65 13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 99 14 12
METHADONE HCL 111 39 S2 15 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 31 16 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107 80 17 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 49 18 20
IBUPROFEN 104 36 19 41
CARISOPRODOL 98 13 R 20 87
CYMBALTA 91 45 21 28
GABAPENTIN 86 66 22 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 49 23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 59 24 19
VENTOLIN HFA 80 41 24 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 41 R 26 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 17 27 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 58 28 34
ATENOLOL 66 32 29 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 14 R 29 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 55 29 9
RANITIDINE HCL 64 36 32 35
SERTRALINE HCL 60 40 33 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 38 S2 34 53
DIGOXIN 59 47 34 101
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 29 S2 36 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 55 37 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 37 38 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 38 39 38
CRESTOR 51 30 39 46
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 July 3, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.