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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

$211K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 31 providers in this state and specialty

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

61 of this provider’s 407 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$213K

2014

$194K

2015

$211K

2016

Number of Claims

4,193

2014

5,407

2015

6,859

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 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
SERTRALINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

P 6 17
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

7 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
OXYCODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 4
GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 21
MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

13 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 15
FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 25
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

23 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 54
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 56
METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 23
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 9
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

32 69
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. 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.