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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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15,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

9% of this provider’s 384 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

33% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$697K

2014

$887K

2015

$809K

2016

Number of Claims

12,117

2014

15,426

2015

15,340

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 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

4 12
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
LORAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 26
SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 5
TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 15
CLONAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 4
NEXIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
PROPRANOLOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 42
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 38
GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 206
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
NAPROXEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 135
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 52
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

42 28
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 18
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 52 73
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 53 68
SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 83
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 56
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 49
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 32
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 184
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 104
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 60 124
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 41
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 100
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 115
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 88
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 27
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 58
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 64
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 86
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 69
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 73 113
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

73 51
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 89
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 78 143
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 30
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 78 138
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 81 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 82 199
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 61
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 60
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 Oct. 26, 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.