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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

13% of this provider’s 199 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$50.9K

2014

$229K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

1,032

2014

2,978

2015

10,556

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
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

5 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

7 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

8 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

13 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

14 45
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

16 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

17 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 19 35
BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 1
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

25 69
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

25 11
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

25 52
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 30 51
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

33 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

O 34 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

37 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 4
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

39 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

39 17
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 80
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

43 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 45 87
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 46 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 47 55
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

48 91
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 49 92
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 50 96
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

51 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

A 51 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

53 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 6
SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 55 36
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 58
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

58 65
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 60 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 60 110
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 62 66
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 July 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.