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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,846Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 358 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$886K

2014

$842K

2015

$964K

2016

Number of Claims

13,239

2014

11,639

2015

12,846

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 6
ALPRAZOLAM 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
OXYCODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 30
LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

12 34
MELOXICAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
CLONAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 15
TRAZODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

18 24
METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

24 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

27 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 88
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 85
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 92
SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 83
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

37 49
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

39 74
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 211
TRADJENTA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 141
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 18
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 75
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 43 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 41
TRULICITY 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 44
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 130
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 70
ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 56 295
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

56 47
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 58 64
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 48
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

59 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

62 84
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 64 31
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 65 256
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

65 36
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A 67 43
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 67 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

67 29
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 70 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 147
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 Aug. 14, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.