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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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9,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 201 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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 New York
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 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $220 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$403K

2014

$449K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

11,306

2014

12,348

2015

9,932

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 898

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 613

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

2 38
SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

7 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 47
LACTULOSE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

9 101
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

10 12
LISINOPRIL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

11 6
FENOFIBRATE* 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 181
QUINAPRIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 233
LOVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

16 26
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

17 28
KETOCONAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 145
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 221
BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 45
AMITIZA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 169
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 11
DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 84
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 32
METRONIDAZOLE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

A 26 281
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 28 22
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 107
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 30 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 36
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 32 317
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 44
GLYCOPYRROLATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 34 481
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.