ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

11,253Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 13

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 13

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 Connecticut
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 34%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 799 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,982 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 Connecticut
SIMVASTATIN 589 572 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 415 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436 435 3 3
LISINOPRIL 389 374 4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296 296 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 281 281 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 250 7 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 230 8 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 230 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 217 217 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 205 11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 203 201 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 184 184 13 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 180 180 14 7
DIOVAN 171 171 15 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 157 16 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 140 17 26
ATENOLOL 137 125 18 29
GABAPENTIN 125 121 19 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 122 20 30
NAMENDA 120 120 21 16
METFORMIN HCL 107 95 22 24
CYMBALTA 106 106 23 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 103 24 22
SPIRIVA 102 98 25 35
AGGRENOX 100 100 26 36
MIRTAZAPINE 100 96 26 18
ZETIA 94 87 28 37
TRAMADOL HCL 94 91 28 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 93 30 20
CRESTOR 92 91 31 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 84 32 40
DIOVAN HCT 82 80 33 41
MELOXICAM 79 73 34 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 76 35 43
KLOR-CON M20 76 73 36 28
SYNTHROID 74 74 37 44
NEXIUM 73 72 38 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 63 S2 39 27
DIGOXIN 69 69 40 48
CLOPIDOGREL 69 67 40 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 68 S3 42 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 68 42 50
JANUVIA 68 66 42 32
ALLOPURINOL 64 61 45 51
TRAZODONE HCL 63 61 46 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 61 47 52
NASONEX 60 59 48 53
COLCRYS 58 58 49 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 57 50 55
LIPITOR 55 47 51 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 41 52 58
RAMIPRIL 51 51 53 60
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.