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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Virginia
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

43% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$703K

2014

$673K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

15,730

2014

13,743

2015

13,722

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
GABAPENTIN 673

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

135

patients, 30% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
METFORMIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

18 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
MIRTAZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 36
GEMFIBROZIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 124
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 88
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

34 49
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 75
OXYCODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 30
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 38
IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

38 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 38 42
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

45 51
CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 89
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 43
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 21
CEFDINIR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 110
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 31
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 24
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

55 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

57 135
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 82
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 59
SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 131
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 106
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

63 103
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

65 66
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 56
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 41
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 68 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 70 58
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 68
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 72 149
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 13, 2013.
  • 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.