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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 459

$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 459

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

6% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,006 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 360 220 1 1
LISINOPRIL 338 188 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 289 131 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 94 S3 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 206 130 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199 157 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 168 91 7 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 76 8 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 71 9 12
MELOXICAM 126 109 10 34
NEXIUM 126 73 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124 78 12 11
ATENOLOL 117 92 13 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114 71 14 5
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109 75 15 103
RANITIDINE HCL 99 47 16 29
TRAMADOL HCL 98 69 17 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 63 18 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 40 19 9
AZITHROMYCIN 82 46 20 25
GABAPENTIN 82 35 20 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 51 22 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 56 23 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 12 24 39
PROAIR HFA 68 22 25 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 39 26 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 31 26 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59 36 28 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 41 29 27
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 47 29 176
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 26 31 182
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 37 R 32 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 46 32 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 40 34 197
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 20 35 126
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.