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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1046

$3.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1046

1,887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,687 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,887 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,887 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

65% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$235 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.31M

2012

$2.59M

2013

$3.69M

2014

$3.78M

2015

Number of Claims

26,220

2012

26,936

2013

20,406

2014

16,098

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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O

An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,964

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,788

prescriptions.

426

patients, 23% of all patients

10 1 40
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,062

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

238

patients, 13% of all patients

10 2 56
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

995

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

445

patients, 24% of all patients

3 5
JENTADUETO 868

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

315

patients, 17% of all patients

10 4 78
ULTICARE* 833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

332

patients, 18% of all patients

10 5 105
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

327

patients, 17% of all patients

6 26
JARDIANCE 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7 93
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

266

patients, 14% of all patients

10 8 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

245

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10 121
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11 117
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

166

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12 91
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

123

patients, 7% of all patients

13 97
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

14 129
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

200

patients, 11% of all patients

15 58
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

135

patients, 7% of all patients

16 42
HUMULIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

17 155
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

18 116
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19 144
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

10 20 206
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

21 188
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

22 1
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

23 96
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

24 167
VITAMIN D2 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

26 103
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

27 100
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

10 28 273
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

29 183
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

30 238
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 291
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

31 176
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

31 246
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

34 301
JANUMET XR

This combination is used to... +

This combination is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

35 243
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

36 212
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

37 255
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

37 51
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

39 8
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 217
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 360
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Feb. 27, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.