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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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9,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
60% 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

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 233 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 233 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$324K

2014

$276K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

7,228

2014

7,517

2015

9,029

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 628

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

71

patients, 30% of all patients

P 1 12
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

4 13
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

8 17
MIRTAZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

9 19
SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

14 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

15 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

16 11
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

18 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 30
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

20 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 22 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

28 61
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

29 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 29 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 32 52
PRAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 33 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

O 34 10
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

37 38
NYAMYC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

38 116
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 41 128
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 42 123
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

43 24
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 Feb. 6, 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.