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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$177K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
FUROSEMIDE 326 326
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264 264
OMEPRAZOLE 240 240
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 230
LISINOPRIL 184 184
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 150 150
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 139 S3
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 128
SIMVASTATIN 122 122
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 108
MIRTAZAPINE 110 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 107
RISPERIDONE 99 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85
SERTRALINE HCL 83 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71
FAMOTIDINE 67 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 66
KLOR-CON M10 58 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54
SPIRIVA 53 53
NYSTATIN 52 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 52
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50
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. 1, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.