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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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6,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 151 providers in this state and specialty

$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 151 providers in this state and specialty

200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

29% of this provider’s 182 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 200 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 200 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $237 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$300K

2014

$274K

2015

$243K

2016

Number of Claims

8,851

2014

7,066

2015

6,951

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
CITALOPRAM HBR 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

61

patients, 31% of all patients

1 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
TRAZODONE HCL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 27% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

4 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 17% of all patients

5 18
MIRTAZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

6 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

7 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

P 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 21% of all patients

9 10
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

13 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

P 15 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

16 12
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

16 91
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

18 3
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

19 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

20 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

22 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

23 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 5
CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

25 26
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

26 34
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 27 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

28 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 25
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

30 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

31 21
OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 4
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 33 81
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

34 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 34 31
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

36 41
BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

37 96
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 Feb. 16, 2012.
  • 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.