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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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12,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

13% of this provider’s 293 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

46% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 352 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 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

$484K

2014

$639K

2015

$720K

2016

Number of Claims

6,814

2014

9,606

2015

12,170

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 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
ALPRAZOLAM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

8 24
GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 35
TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

O 13 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 29
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

17 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
MEMANTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 82
RISPERIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 34
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 54
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 45
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 38
LEVETIRACETAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

34 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 52
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

39 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

40 53
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 25
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 117
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

A 45 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

46 111
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 47 149
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

A 48 128
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 63
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 72
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 51 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

51 28
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

53 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

A 54 96
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

55 151
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 55 166
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 94
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 37
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

58 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 58 224
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 61 80
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 62 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 89
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 Dec. 31, 2014.
  • 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.