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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 288

$178K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 288

83 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 83 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
SIMVASTATIN 181 181 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 157 150 2 8
NAMENDA 147 147 3 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 139 4 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136 130 5 2
SERTRALINE HCL 119 119 6 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 110 7 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 108 8 11
LISINOPRIL 106 85 9 1
OMEPRAZOLE 100 100 10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 97 11 9
CARVEDILOL 95 95 12 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 90 13 12
TRAZODONE HCL 88 44 14 13
LOVASTATIN 78 78 15 14
KLOR-CON M20 76 76 16 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 71 16 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 73 18 19
NEXIUM 73 73 18 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 66 66 20 7
METFORMIN HCL 66 66 20 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 22 34
KLOR-CON M10 63 62 23 123
MIRTAZAPINE 59 59 24 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 57 25 50
DIOVAN 53 53 26 108
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 26 52
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 52 52 28 188
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 52 28 119
COLCRYS 51 51 30 193
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. 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.