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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 459

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 459

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 7,020 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 509 277 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 470 324 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395 246 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 384 233 4 3
LISINOPRIL 369 260 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 187 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 291 186 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271 212 8 6
ATENOLOL 268 198 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 236 123 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 177 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 129 12 11
RANITIDINE HCL 196 95 13 29
TRAZODONE HCL 194 79 14 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 105 15 12
PAROXETINE HCL 154 107 16 58
AZITHROMYCIN 154 79 16 25
TRAMADOL HCL 144 33 18 13
SYNTHROID 139 111 19 90
MELOXICAM 127 59 20 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 88 21 19
CEPHALEXIN 123 75 22 136
GABAPENTIN 122 63 23 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 73 24 50
SERTRALINE HCL 113 61 25 20
ALLOPURINOL 111 66 26 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 60 26 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 71 R 28 44
FENOFIBRATE 105 75 29 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 56 R 30 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 45 31 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 56 32 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 59 33 48
CYMBALTA 76 12 34 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 62 34 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 36 36 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 50 37 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 59 37 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 61 39 21
PROAIR HFA 71 37 40 32
PREDNISONE 65 24 41 30
NEXIUM 63 38 42 16
LOVASTATIN 63 22 42 37
PLAVIX 63 51 42 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 31 45 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 38 46 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 32 46 129
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 43 48 91
GLIPIZIDE 57 49 49 51
MECLIZINE HCL 57 48 49 205
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 26 51 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 39 52 75
CLOPIDOGREL 55 31 52 55
SPIRIVA 54 50 54 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 20 R 54 172
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 22 56 107
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 25 57 125
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 March 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.