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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 250

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 250

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 Washington
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 13,660 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 874 607 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 807 643 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587 516 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 561 513 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 560 427 5 6
LISINOPRIL 539 419 6 1
TRAZODONE HCL 482 405 7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447 390 8 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 432 399 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 427 301 10 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 417 388 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 298 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 294 271 13 35
RANITIDINE HCL 292 219 14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 282 210 15 27
NAMENDA 274 262 16 58
RISPERIDONE 264 173 17 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 222 18 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 204 19 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 217 20 44
GABAPENTIN 234 163 21 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 213 150 22 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 130 23 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189 150 24 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 137 25 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 141 26 19
ATENOLOL 178 111 27 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 128 28 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 152 S3 29 3
LOVASTATIN 147 127 30 28
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 141 112 31 50
SEROQUEL 137 127 32 67
DIGOXIN 128 128 33 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 122 33 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 113 35 80
CARVEDILOL 108 96 36 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107 52 37 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 62 38 37
OLANZAPINE 100 59 39 30
IBUPROFEN 99 77 40 106
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 98 82 41 129
LEVETIRACETAM 97 62 42 165
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97 52 42 75
LAMOTRIGINE 95 30 44 40
SPIRIVA 93 66 45 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85 71 46 29
BACLOFEN 78 27 47 82
GLIPIZIDE 78 74 47 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 56 49 46
CYMBALTA 75 52 50 48
LANTUS 73 41 51 61
PREDNISONE 73 72 51 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 55 51 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 32 54 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 52 54 43
LOPERAMIDE 67 44 56 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 44 57 93
FAMOTIDINE 65 31 57 183
SEREVENT DISKUS 64 49 59 184
PROAIR HFA 64 53 59 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 57 61 192
CLOPIDOGREL 61 47 62 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 62 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 49 64 52
LIDODERM 58 58 64 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 45 66 65
DIOVAN 56 56 67 85
CLONIDINE HCL 54 33 68 144
NITROFURANTOIN 52 40 69 107
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 18, 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.