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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 325 providers in this state and specialty

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 325 providers in this state and specialty

659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 550 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 659 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$270 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $170 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$760K

2014

$1.42M

2015

$2.16M

2016

Number of Claims

3,413

2014

5,576

2015

7,995

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 653

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 531

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

2 35
METFORMIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

4 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

5 45
SYNTHROID 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

6 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

7 1
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

8 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

10 28
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 49
NOVOLOG 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 75
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
VICTOZA 3-PAK 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 80
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 68
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 24
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 130
TRADJENTA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 118
INVOKANA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 129
ACARBOSE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 237
HUMALOG 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 133
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 127
NOVOLIN N 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 244
METHIMAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 173
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 10
INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 207
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 30
NATEGLINIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 201
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 155
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 143
JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 218
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 92
JARDIANCE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 200
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 279
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 285
HUMULIN R U-500 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 298
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 298
NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 41 307
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 March 1, 2010.
  • 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.