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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 85

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 85

198 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 Idaho
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 198 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 198 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 596 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$222 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Idaho
CYMBALTA 278 25 1 19
LAMOTRIGINE 278 42 1 16
SEROQUEL XR 253 29 3 47
BUPROPION XL 241 26 4 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 30 5 9
INVEGA SUSTENNA 209 0 6 52
ABILIFY 198 15 7 22
INVEGA 191 30 8 51
TRAZODONE HCL 167 20 9 13
OLANZAPINE 160 25 10 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 159 13 R 11 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156 14 S3 12 2
TOPIRAMATE 137 0 13 61
CLONIDINE HCL 137 13 13 45
OXYCODONE HCL 122 0 S2 15 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 13 16 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118 26 17 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 20 18 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 0 19 24
DOXEPIN HCL 106 0 20 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 0 21 69
PAROXETINE HCL 104 34 22 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 0 23 55
LUNESTA 90 0 24 81
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83 0 25 1
OMEPRAZOLE 81 0 26 3
RISPERIDONE 80 0 27 20
SAVELLA 79 0 28 101
OXYCONTIN 76 13 S2 29 103
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73 14 30 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 0 31 60
STRATTERA 63 0 32 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 13 33 8
CARISOPRODOL 58 12 R 34 92
NEXIUM 58 0 34 63
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 0 36 87
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57 0 S2 36 121
SAPHRIS 56 0 38 122
MELOXICAM 55 0 39 30
LEXAPRO 55 0 39 127
VYVANSE 54 0 S2 41 128
SEROQUEL 53 0 42 74
MIRTAZAPINE 52 43 43 46
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 June 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.