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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 459

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 459

838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 6,936 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Virginia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,318 357 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 643 196 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 227 3 5
LISINOPRIL 480 193 4 4
ENDOCET 475 41 S2 5 73
GABAPENTIN 437 126 6 10
OXYCODONE HCL 410 64 S2 7 28
SIMVASTATIN 397 190 8 1
FUROSEMIDE 377 202 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 354 108 10 19
NEXIUM 283 55 11 16
CEFDINIR 272 112 12 112
TRAMADOL HCL 272 92 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 269 172 14 7
PROMETHAZINE HCL 250 74 R 15 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 87 16 9
CARISOPRODOL 211 17 R 17 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 84 18 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 84 S2 19 68
ATENOLOL 176 51 20 14
MELOXICAM 174 72 21 34
AZITHROMYCIN 167 56 22 25
CARVEDILOL 166 101 23 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 87 24 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 88 24 18
ZETIA 156 50 26 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 33 R 27 41
BACLOFEN 147 0 28 113
CRESTOR 146 24 29 31
IBUPROFEN 143 22 30 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 140 46 R 31 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 100 31 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 81 33 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135 81 34 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 129 21 35 76
RAMIPRIL 127 69 36 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 48 36 61
PROAIR HFA 125 37 38 32
SERTRALINE HCL 125 11 38 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 124 21 40 146
TRICOR 124 38 40 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 47 42 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 72 43 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 121 21 S2 43 70
DIOVAN 115 58 45 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 68 46 22
SPIRIVA 107 30 47 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 78 48 17
SYNTHROID 96 27 49 90
LYRICA 96 16 49 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 45 51 27
JANUVIA 93 54 52 69
PAROXETINE HCL 90 0 53 58
CYMBALTA 83 22 54 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 27 55 53
MIRTAZAPINE 82 25 55 99
FLUCONAZOLE 80 23 57 147
FENTANYL 79 30 S2 58 46
CLOPIDOGREL 78 32 59 55
TRAZODONE HCL 76 30 60 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 28 61 21
DIOVAN HCT 75 39 61 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 35 63 49
ALLOPURINOL 74 32 63 52
LOVAZA 73 19 65 144
SYMBICORT 72 23 66 155
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 44 67 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 16 68 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 45 68 33
NAPROXEN 68 0 70 104
PREDNISONE 68 41 70 30
SINGULAIR 67 22 72 66
CLONIDINE HCL 65 34 73 60
LANTUS 65 49 73 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 24 73 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 45 76 64
FAMOTIDINE 62 29 77 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 53 78 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 30 79 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 31 80 102
LIDODERM 57 16 81 200
VERAPAMIL ER 56 28 82 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 0 83 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 26 84 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 0 85 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 13 85 43
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 33 87 130
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 35 S2 88 40
COMBIVENT 50 18 88 189
NIASPAN 50 28 88 171
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 19 R 88 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 18 88 36
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 July 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.