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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$532K

2014

$696K

2015

$696K

2016

Number of Claims

9,697

2014

11,810

2015

12,362

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRULICITY 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILT-XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 19, 2012.
  • 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.