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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 40

$248K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 40

84 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Alaska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 84 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,018 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Alaska
LISINOPRIL 173 144 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148 89 2 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 138 3 34
BUPROPION XL 130 52 4 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 46 5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 84 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 115 106 7 2
SIMVASTATIN 111 54 8 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 105 0 9 61
GABAPENTIN 99 0 10 12
NAMENDA 95 95 11 28
TRICOR 83 80 12 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 65 13 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 73 14 73
OLANZAPINE 74 74 15 75
SYNTHROID 73 72 16 29
DIOVAN 73 67 16 14
OMEPRAZOLE 71 71 18 6
PAROXETINE HCL 71 17 18 78
SERTRALINE HCL 70 0 20 79
CELEBREX 69 69 21 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 17 22 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 64 61 23 5
LOVASTATIN 64 0 23 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 51 23 31
CYMBALTA 63 55 26 41
JANUVIA 63 13 26 86
KLOR-CON M20 62 62 28 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 16 29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 34 30 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 17 30 21
TRAMADOL HCL 57 55 32 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 56 33 100
KLOR-CON M10 53 53 34 63
RAMIPRIL 52 52 35 25
CARVEDILOL 51 51 36 11
LIPITOR 50 29 37 116
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 Oct. 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.