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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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7,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
73% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$530K

2014

$504K

2015

$323K

2016

Number of Claims

12,503

2014

11,814

2015

7,912

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

P 1 12
SERTRALINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
RISPERIDONE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 26
LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

8 29
FUROSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

9 5
MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

10 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

O 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

14 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

18 4
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

19 24
METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 8
SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 29 45
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 29 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 44
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 33 51
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 35 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 37 123
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 Nov. 13, 2015.
  • 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.