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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 459

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 459

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

8% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,018 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$41 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
SIMVASTATIN 578 426 1 1
LISINOPRIL 440 375 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 320 3 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402 362 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 313 197 5 3
ATENOLOL 307 234 6 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268 184 S3 7 2
GABAPENTIN 266 192 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 247 165 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 235 188 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225 189 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 180 12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 204 129 13 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 125 14 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 122 15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 161 64 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 132 17 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 101 18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 107 18 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 91 20 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 134 21 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 86 22 103
RANITIDINE HCL 113 44 23 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 83 24 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 99 25 27
PROAIR HFA 101 53 26 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 59 27 24
CARVEDILOL 95 60 28 23
ALLOPURINOL 94 86 29 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 66 30 47
NEXIUM 92 51 30 16
LOVASTATIN 86 81 32 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 71 32 77
CYMBALTA 85 32 34 35
OXYCODONE HCL 85 26 S2 34 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 81 36 39
BACLOFEN 81 23 36 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 71 38 22
AZITHROMYCIN 78 68 39 25
TRAZODONE HCL 76 39 40 26
PREDNISONE 73 46 41 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 19 S2 42 40
GLIPIZIDE 69 39 43 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 45 44 135
LANTUS 66 35 45 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 34 46 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 52 47 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 51 48 94
CRESTOR 59 39 48 31
GEMFIBROZIL 59 48 48 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 25 48 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 40 52 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 52 64
FINASTERIDE 57 44 54 96
PAROXETINE HCL 56 39 55 58
FENOFIBRATE 56 37 55 79
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 30 S2 57 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 41 57 169
JANUVIA 54 45 59 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 54 59 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 42 61 49
SPIRIVA 51 31 62 45
ZETIA 50 30 63 62
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 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.