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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 53

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 53

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Nevada
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,225 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Nevada
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 732 496 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 464 254 2 11
LISINOPRIL 435 281 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 285 4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 186 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317 216 6 3
OXYCODONE HCL 299 163 S2 7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 291 185 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 277 187 9 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 148 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 234 152 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200 98 12 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 116 13 19
GABAPENTIN 179 88 14 9
SERTRALINE HCL 177 161 15 22
IBUPROFEN 151 51 16 40
CARISOPRODOL 148 53 R 17 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 81 18 14
TRAZODONE HCL 130 49 19 28
LIDODERM 126 82 20 89
LACTULOSE 112 80 21 94
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 112 87 21 94
PROAIR HFA 105 58 23 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 60 23 56
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 63 S2 25 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95 68 26 107
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 42 27 21
LANTUS 91 91 28 25
BACLOFEN 90 30 29 55
CYMBALTA 89 47 30 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 72 31 62
LIDOCAINE HCL 86 75 31 109
GLIPIZIDE 83 62 33 44
VENTOLIN HFA 83 47 33 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 30 35 85
CLOPIDOGREL 79 55 36 61
RISPERIDONE 76 68 37 38
ATENOLOL 75 49 38 17
ALLOPURINOL 74 53 39 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 37 40 45
TRAMADOL HCL 73 51 40 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 30 42 26
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 27 R 43 119
ACYCLOVIR 67 50 44 122
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 46 45 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 41 R 45 59
MIRTAZAPINE 63 31 45 127
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 45 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 28 49 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 60 50 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 15 51 64
PREDNISONE 56 50 52 23
OXYCONTIN 56 20 S2 52 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 28 R 54 89
RANITIDINE HCL 55 28 54 46
KLOR-CON 10 52 33 56 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 26 57 151
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 35 58 152
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.