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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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8,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 269 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

27% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $220 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$692K

2014

$764K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

10,254

2014

10,569

2015

8,626

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 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

55

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

4 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

6 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P 13 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

14 7
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 42
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 32
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 30
NYSTOP 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 335
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

22 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 23 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 8
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 63
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 57
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 62
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 31 90
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 33 39
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 35 82
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 37 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 20
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 40 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 41 56
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.