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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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3,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 322 providers in this state and specialty

$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 322 providers in this state and specialty

1,062 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 Maryland
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 975 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,062 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $116 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 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

2014

$221K

2015

$475K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,138

2015

3,967

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

2 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

4 18
LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

5 1
CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

6 26
ELIQUIS 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

7 44
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

8 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

9 48
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

10 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

11 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

12 17
LABETALOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

13 87
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

14 64
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

15 83
AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

16 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

17 14
SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

18 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 67
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

20 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

21 187
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

22 15
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 92
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 Jan. 29, 2015.
  • 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.