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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 56

$0 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 56

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
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this specialty
in New York
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,400 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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 New York
SIMVASTATIN 518 490 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 442 408 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 434 405 3 2
LISINOPRIL 391 350 4 7
ASPIRIN EC 269 249 5 45
MAPAP ARTHRITIS PAIN 255 255 10 6 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248 236 7 4
DAILY VITE 237 232 10 8 48
SENNA-GEN 232 227 10 9 49
ASPIR-LOW 224 207 10 41
ASPIRIN 223 204 11 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 209 12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 165 13 6
SERTRALINE HCL 192 179 14 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167 166 15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 154 16 10
FERROUS SULFATE 163 162 17 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 153 18 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 130 19 1
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 141 141 20 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 135 S3 20 9
MIRTAZAPINE 141 141 20 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 132 23 18
GABAPENTIN 128 124 24 11
CALCIUM 600 + VIT D 126 119 25 95
ATENOLOL 119 119 26 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 26 13
TRAZODONE HCL 119 106 26 35
SENNA PLUS 118 111 29 98
CLOPIDOGREL 108 108 30 34
LANTUS 104 98 31 26
102 86 10 32 105
CARVEDILOL 98 89 33 39
TAB-A-VITE WITH IRON 96 88 10 34 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 86 35 47
MAPAP 84 80 36 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 82 37 50
DIGOXIN 81 81 38 44
CALCIUM ANTACID 74 74 39 115
TRAMADOL HCL 71 71 40 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 69 41 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 66 S2 41 37
PLAVIX 65 60 43 53
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 59 44 130
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 60 59 44 101
LATANOPROST 58 58 46 91
VITAMIN B-12 57 57 47 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 56 48 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 49 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 54 50 92
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 51 65
PROCRIT 53 53 51 93
Q-PAP EXTRA STRENGTH 52 52 10 53 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 52 53 60
FISH OIL 51 51 55 153
LORATADINE 50 50 56 155
METFORMIN HCL 50 50 56 12
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 8, 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.