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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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4,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$188K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$88.6K

2014

$139K

2015

$188K

2016

Number of Claims

2,314

2014

3,219

2015

4,079

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
FUROSEMIDE 309

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 283

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Nov. 9, 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.