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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 339

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 339

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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 Washington
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,227 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Washington
OMEPRAZOLE 861 554 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834 507 2 3
LISINOPRIL 751 538 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 561 396 4 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555 381 5 19
SIMVASTATIN 552 357 6 5
TRAZODONE HCL 531 414 7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 516 366 8 8
LOVASTATIN 513 276 9 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 512 342 10 12
NIASPAN 422 149 11 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 396 296 12 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 379 295 13 32
RANITIDINE HCL 374 246 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 367 201 15 6
RISPERIDONE 347 244 16 25
MIRTAZAPINE 340 264 17 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 242 18 15
GABAPENTIN 298 194 19 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 180 20 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245 198 S3 21 2
CARVEDILOL 238 187 22 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 236 23 46
SERTRALINE HCL 222 147 24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209 123 25 22
IBUPROFEN 204 111 26 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201 101 27 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 197 109 28 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 132 29 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 170 85 30 90
OLANZAPINE 153 61 31 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 63 32 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 117 33 50
SEROQUEL 138 104 34 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137 115 35 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 76 36 51
CLOPIDOGREL 134 122 37 91
ATENOLOL 134 103 37 18
SPIRIVA 131 51 39 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 71 39 40
NAMENDA 129 129 41 57
SINGULAIR 122 53 42 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 91 43 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 53 44 23
LACTULOSE 105 70 45 110
PLAVIX 103 89 46 162
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 69 46 129
GLIPIZIDE 100 56 48 48
SINGLE USE SWAB 98 51 49 132
FLOVENT HFA 98 43 49 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 38 51 45
ALLOPURINOL 94 56 52 67
OXYCODONE HCL 92 45 S2 53 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 55 54 63
PAROXETINE HCL 91 74 54 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 63 54 53
CEPHALEXIN 90 86 57 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 89 58 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 59 58 168
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 46 60 79
TRAMADOL HCL 87 45 61 20
PREDNISONE 87 76 61 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 78 63 64
HALOPERIDOL 83 43 64 144
FINASTERIDE 82 59 65 112
FENTANYL 80 68 S2 66 49
TRICOR 79 12 67 88
DIGOXIN 78 74 68 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 46 69 127
LEVETIRACETAM 75 42 70 147
CRESTOR 71 52 71 42
UNIFINE PENTIPS 69 34 72 130
BACLOFEN 68 30 73 71
CLONIDINE HCL 68 46 73 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 46 75 78
PEN NEEDLE 65 24 75 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 17 77 145
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63 12 S2 77 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 45 77 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 55 80 156
ACTOS 60 0 81 150
LAMOTRIGINE 59 0 82 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 24 R 82 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 21 82 134
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 43 85 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 46 86 73
AMANTADINE 55 19 87 200
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 33 S2 87 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 89 82
MISOPROSTOL 54 0 89 203
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 0 91 134
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 0 R 91 37
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 17 93 58
PROAIR HFA 50 22 94 21
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 June 25, 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.