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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 129

$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 129

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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 Arizona
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,499 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $81 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Arizona
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 342 1 2
LISINOPRIL 470 293 2 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 443 277 3 16
FUROSEMIDE 441 266 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 261 S3 5 3
GABAPENTIN 362 195 6 11
RISPERIDONE 335 184 7 25
OMEPRAZOLE 302 180 8 12
SIMVASTATIN 299 104 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 191 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 273 133 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 272 95 12 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 263 146 13 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 153 14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 135 15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 224 126 16 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 210 83 17 80
BACLOFEN 205 23 18 54
LANTUS 200 68 19 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 96 S2 19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 168 81 21 45
MIRTAZAPINE 160 79 22 37
OLANZAPINE 159 83 23 88
CYMBALTA 155 75 24 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 89 25 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 142 32 S2 26 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 106 27 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 127 39 28 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 125 40 29 126
GENERLAC 122 68 30 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122 107 30 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 82 32 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 33 33 35
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 29 R 34 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 114 81 34 57
LEVETIRACETAM 114 48 34 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 92 37 105
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 56 38 135
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 73 39 31
CLONIDINE HCL 96 32 39 66
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 22 41 98
LACTULOSE 93 46 42 81
FAMOTIDINE 93 63 42 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 53 44 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 29 45 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 68 46 116
PREDNISONE 86 42 47 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 85 42 48 33
METHOCARBAMOL 84 30 R 49 64
CLOZAPINE 83 0 50 148
OXYCODONE HCL 82 29 S2 51 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 49 52 152
LOVASTATIN 79 66 53 53
CARVEDILOL 79 22 53 13
NAMENDA 79 79 53 38
HALOPERIDOL 78 14 56 153
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 58 56 89
CEPHALEXIN 77 46 58 154
GEMFIBROZIL 77 22 58 154
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 18 58 102
ATENOLOL 76 49 61 26
DIGOXIN 76 70 61 41
LYRICA 75 23 63 46
PAROXETINE HCL 74 38 64 75
CAPTOPRIL 74 32 64 157
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 37 64 96
CLOPIDOGREL 71 42 67 34
SERTRALINE HCL 70 40 68 24
SEROQUEL 68 35 69 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 31 70 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 19 R 71 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 28 72 56
FENTANYL 60 31 S2 72 23
TRAMADOL HCL 59 41 74 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 51 74 28
NOVOLIN N 58 52 76 166
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 46 77 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 40 77 18
COMBIVENT 56 29 79 132
PLAVIX 56 34 79 55
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 12 81 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 48 82 78
NYSTATIN 54 13 82 173
PROAIR HFA 54 16 82 49
ENULOSE 54 34 82 173
FLOVENT HFA 50 38 86 185
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 24 86 47
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 Sept. 5, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.