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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 56

$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 56

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 Colorado
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,124 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $82 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Colorado
LISINOPRIL 451 346 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 364 250 S3 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 315 255 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278 214 4 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 140 5 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 187 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 203 162 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192 146 8 6
GABAPENTIN 185 158 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 177 141 10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 146 89 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 112 12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 119 13 17
PROAIR HFA 134 87 14 51
FUROSEMIDE 132 118 15 8
NEXIUM 130 99 16 35
RANITIDINE HCL 124 94 17 34
SERTRALINE HCL 122 55 18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 102 19 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 108 20 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 78 S2 21 39
LANTUS 97 80 22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 72 23 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 48 S2 24 78
ATENOLOL 77 63 25 27
ACTOS 74 61 26 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 59 27 12
CRESTOR 71 46 28 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 51 29 50
IBUPROFEN 63 43 30 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 41 30 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 48 32 91
JANUVIA 60 50 33 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 44 34 23
GEMFIBROZIL 57 51 35 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 33 R 36 101
SPIRIVA 50 39 37 106
LOVASTATIN 50 45 37 40
SYMBICORT 50 30 37 106
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 March 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.