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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 559 providers in this state and specialty

$3.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 559 providers in this state and specialty

214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

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

14% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 214 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$613 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $168 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$2.97M

2014

$3.91M

2015

$3.64M

2016

Number of Claims

6,231

2014

6,790

2015

5,936

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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O

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
TRIUMEQ 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

1 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
TRUVADA 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

3 90
PREZISTA 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

4 120
NORVIR 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

5 100
LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
ATRIPLA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

8 144
LOPERAMIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

9 289
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 11% of all patients

10 49
STRIBILD 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 12% of all patients

11 298
VALACYCLOVIR 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

12 213
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
VIREAD 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

14 236
GENVOYA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 225
KETOCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

16 146
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 19
TIVICAY 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

18 190
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 22
PREZCOBIX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 257
SUSTIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 21 245
ENDOCET 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 21 320
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

21 109
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 51
METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 25 8
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

26 56
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

26 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

A 26 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

P 29 37
EPZICOM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

29 221
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 40
ISENTRESS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

32 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 33 9
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

33 282
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 33 1
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 36 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 37 24
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

38 138
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 May 10, 2016.
  • 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.