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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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16,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 367 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

37% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 584 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$706K

2014

$661K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

14,847

2014

14,658

2015

16,569

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
CLONAZEPAM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 5
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 38
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 26
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
IBUPROFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

32 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 43
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 107
SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 44
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 102
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 53
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 56
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 46
FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

57 140
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 52
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 62
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 66 133
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 48
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 89
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 86
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 149
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 88
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

74 131
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 74 79
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 74 326
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 78 106
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 115
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. 11, 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.