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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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5,805Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

$352K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

7% of this provider’s 310 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$87.2K

2014

$265K

2015

$352K

2016

Number of Claims

1,555

2014

4,252

2015

5,805

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 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 21
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

7 22
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 14
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

9 35
SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

11 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
OMEPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 6
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

14 30
OLANZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 15 76
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

16 51
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

17 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

20 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 22 53
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

22 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 25 10
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 166
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 32 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 74
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. 19, 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.