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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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6,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Maine
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $166 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$593K

2014

$549K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

7,564

2014

6,665

2015

6,237

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 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

12 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
OXYCODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 6
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

16 39
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 8
BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

20 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

21 41
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 74
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 74
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 82
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 7
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 88
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. 26, 2012.
  • 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.