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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 162 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 162 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $127 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$808K

2014

$825K

2015

$961K

2016

Number of Claims

7,458

2014

7,589

2015

7,775

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 15% of all patients

1 67
OLANZAPINE 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

P 2 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 446

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 445

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

4 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

5 47
CLOZAPINE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 6 91
DULOXETINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

7 44
RISPERIDONE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 32
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 100
TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

10 18
SEROQUEL XR 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

P 11 105
BUPROPION XL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

12 109
ARIPIPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

P 13 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 14 94
LATUDA 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 15 125
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 16 133
SAPHRIS 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 17 137
BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 18 90
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

19 43
TOPIRAMATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 68
LITHIUM CARBONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 21 143
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

21 48
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

23 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

24 21
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

25 11
GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 2
LAMOTRIGINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

28 113
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 29 150
ABILIFY MAINTENA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 151
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 10% of all patients

31 154
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 156
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 7% of all patients

33 27
RISPERDAL CONSTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 174
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 35 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 36 144
STRATTERA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 186
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 70
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, 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.