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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43

$0 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 43

155 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 155 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,953 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $36 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

73 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 California
MAPAP 468 459 10 1 8
SENNA-GEN 415 415 10 2 15
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 356 343 10 3 13
ASPIRIN EC 351 351 4 10
DOK 333 329 10 5 12
OMEPRAZOLE 315 311 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 301 7 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273 273 8 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 254 254 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 233 216 10 3
FAMOTIDINE 217 217 11 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 184 12 19
FERROUS SULFATE 180 180 13 42
REFRESH CELLUVISC 170 170 10 14 49
MULTIVITAMINS 166 166 15 34
SILTUSSIN DM 155 155 10 16 53
SIMVASTATIN 147 147 17 6
TRAZODONE HCL 134 128 18 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 131 19 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 113 19 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 126 21 24
CALCITONIN-SALMON 124 124 22 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 123 S3 23 1
MIRTAZAPINE 122 122 24 32
VITAMIN D3 119 119 10 25 78
TRAMADOL HCL 119 111 25 35
METFORMIN HCL 114 114 27 16
ATENOLOL 112 112 28 21
LORAZEPAM 112 112 28 36
OYSTER SHELL CALCIUM-VITAMIN D 110 110 10 30 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 81 31 17
BISACODYL 88 88 32 66
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88 88 32 11
HEALTHY EYES 88 88 10 32 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 86 35 30
LATANOPROST 85 85 36 56
CRANBERRY JUICE POWDER 82 82 10 37 94
RANITIDINE HCL 75 75 38 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 74 39 51
ALPHAGAN P 71 71 40 100
SORBITOL 69 59 10 41 105
ALMACONE-2 66 66 10 42 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66 42 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 57 44 9
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 45 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 62 46 4
ARTIFICIAL TEARS 62 62 46 116
COLCRYS 62 62 46 116
CALCIUM CITRATE - VITAMIN D 60 60 10 49 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 57 50 121
VITAMIN D 55 55 51 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 52 22
CARVEDILOL 54 54 52 50
LISINOPRIL 53 53 54 7
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53 53 54 127
FINASTERIDE 53 39 54 127
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 Jan. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.