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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 372

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 372

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,808 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 Missouri
LISINOPRIL 638 363 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 585 347 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576 397 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 506 323 4 4
TRAMADOL HCL 460 222 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 442 260 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 388 169 7 5
CARVEDILOL 375 213 8 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367 255 9 2
RANITIDINE HCL 337 182 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252 159 11 10
NAPROXEN 242 124 12 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 103 13 18
GABAPENTIN 213 88 14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 148 15 17
TRAZODONE HCL 196 65 16 34
JANUVIA 195 108 17 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 120 18 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 110 19 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 117 20 14
CYMBALTA 175 23 21 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 121 22 19
NEXIUM 150 122 23 28
MELOXICAM 149 74 24 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 77 25 16
LOVASTATIN 145 76 25 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 56 27 22
SINGULAIR 143 57 28 42
PROAIR HFA 137 50 29 23
CRESTOR 122 79 30 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 49 31 36
DIOVAN HCT 116 76 32 124
AMOXICILLIN 115 55 33 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 50 34 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 82 35 20
PLAVIX 106 66 36 40
METHOCARBAMOL 104 45 R 37 151
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 22 R 37 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 45 39 54
SPIRIVA 101 35 40 37
SERTRALINE HCL 100 80 41 31
CLOPIDOGREL 100 69 41 27
LIPITOR 100 78 41 79
CELEBREX 96 79 44 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 37 44 38
PRENATAL PLUS 91 71 46 94
ALLOPURINOL 88 61 47 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 47 48 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 58 49 89
RAMIPRIL 84 58 50 108
PEN NEEDLE 83 41 51 60
CLONIDINE HCL 81 45 52 64
FENOFIBRATE 81 68 52 53
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 35 R 54 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 77 55 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 51 55 89
CEFDINIR 77 38 57 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 30 58 98
LANTUS 71 29 58 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 56 60 41
VENTOLIN HFA 70 34 60 86
DIOVAN 68 56 62 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 44 63 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 52 64 119
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 22 65 69
TRICOR 63 53 66 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 41 66 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 49 68 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 31 68 140
ATENOLOL 60 33 70 21
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 56 71 126
AZITHROMYCIN 58 21 72 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 41 72 189
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 23 72 73
IBUPROFEN 57 14 75 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 36 75 116
PREDNISONE 57 29 75 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 0 R 78 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 31 79 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 30 79 51
PAROXETINE HCL 52 38 81 88
HUMALOG 52 24 81 78
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 April 1, 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.