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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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11,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 575 providers in this state and specialty

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 575 providers in this state and specialty

388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

6% of this provider’s 290 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

10% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 388 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$451K

2014

$540K

2015

$461K

2016

Number of Claims

10,228

2014

11,850

2015

11,046

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 936

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

134

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 705

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

4 67
METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
GEMFIBROZIL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 126
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

13 41
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 88
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

17 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 58
PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

21 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 25 21
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 59
FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

30 190
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 31 191
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 34 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 47
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 92
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 115
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 40 107
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 50
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 73
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 45 178
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 Sept. 15, 2008.
  • 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.