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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 459

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 459

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

20% of this provider’s 770 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 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,991 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

23 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 1,016 358 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 745 265 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 540 244 3 1
LISINOPRIL 470 227 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 468 220 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 420 229 6 5
TRAMADOL HCL 367 120 7 13
GABAPENTIN 306 84 8 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 99 9 19
METFORMIN HCL 241 85 10 7
MELOXICAM 231 123 11 34
IBUPROFEN 229 63 12 65
CARVEDILOL 224 146 13 23
OXYCODONE HCL 223 37 S2 14 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 104 15 9
ENDOCET 220 68 S2 15 73
CARISOPRODOL 183 18 R 17 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 80 18 24
ATENOLOL 180 69 19 14
PROAIR HFA 168 55 20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 76 21 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 70 21 18
CEFDINIR 153 76 23 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 102 24 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 46 R 25 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143 109 26 6
NEXIUM 140 37 27 16
RANITIDINE HCL 135 64 28 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 61 29 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 94 29 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 14 R 31 41
DIOVAN HCT 127 88 32 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 69 33 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 71 34 38
TRICOR 113 66 35 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 96 36 64
LYRICA 108 0 37 71
LOVAZA 108 30 37 144
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 32 39 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 85 40 75
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 96 35 R 41 101
RISPERIDONE 93 59 42 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 38 42 103
AZITHROMYCIN 92 45 44 25
CYMBALTA 90 25 45 35
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 30 S2 45 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 73 47 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 15 47 47
SPIRIVA 86 20 47 45
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85 54 50 185
DIOVAN 84 53 51 59
SUCRALFATE 83 47 52 221
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 60 53 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 45 S3 53 227
SINGULAIR 76 39 55 66
FENTANYL 76 23 S2 55 46
RAMIPRIL 75 31 57 120
TIZANIDINE HCL 75 17 57 76
TRAZODONE HCL 72 19 59 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 24 R 59 44
AVODART 71 55 61 98
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 15 S2 61 70
CLOPIDOGREL 71 26 61 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 27 64 138
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 29 65 197
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 32 66 94
JANUVIA 66 33 66 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 22 66 36
ALLOPURINOL 63 42 69 52
MIRTAZAPINE 62 40 70 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 42 70 80
NAPROXEN 62 0 70 104
SERTRALINE HCL 61 24 73 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 74 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 29 75 43
PLAVIX 57 28 75 89
FENOFIBRATE 57 31 75 79
LACTULOSE 56 30 78 134
DEXILANT 55 32 79 269
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 38 79 15
LOVASTATIN 55 50 79 37
SYNTHROID 55 35 79 90
ZETIA 54 30 83 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 27 84 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 19 85 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 39 85 12
ABILIFY 51 30 87 67
FLUCONAZOLE 50 17 88 147
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. 24, 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.