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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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14,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

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

43% 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 Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 534 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$609K

2014

$684K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

11,708

2014

14,231

2015

14,612

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 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

2 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

4 24
ALPRAZOLAM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

4 11
FUROSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

7 20
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
FAMOTIDINE* 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 27
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 26
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

15 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 57
TRAZODONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 35
SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 38
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
MEMANTINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 82
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 30
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 17
JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 15
TORSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 123
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 13
NAMENDA XR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 107
RIVASTIGMINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 164
LOPERAMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

37 164
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 39 179
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 34
FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 148
LATANOPROST 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 184
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 89
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 78
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 46 60
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

48 110
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

49 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 52 29
ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 53 69
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 128
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 204
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 56 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 54
CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 59 213
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 39
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 167
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 135
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 175
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 95
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 65 72
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 Aug. 8, 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.