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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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5,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$270K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 471 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

34% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$212K

2014

$233K

2015

$270K

2016

Number of Claims

4,635

2014

4,405

2015

5,008

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
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

9 4
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 14 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 16 71
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

17 36
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 26
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, 2017.
  • 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.