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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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5,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$3.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Florida
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

19% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$747 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$683K

2014

$557K

2015

$3.78M

2016

Number of Claims

1,154

2014

788

2015

5,053

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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O

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
NORVIR 311

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

1 60
TIVICAY 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

2 104
TRUVADA 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

3 61
PREZISTA 253

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

4 79
TRIUMEQ 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

5 147
PREZCOBIX 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

6 154
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
ISENTRESS 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

8 92
GENVOYA 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

9 126
COMPLERA 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10 185
VIREAD 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 8% of all patients

11 207
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
EPZICOM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

14 167
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

A 15 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
ACYCLOVIR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 199
ABACAVIR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 204
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

19 111
REYATAZ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

20 142
METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 6
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. 11, 2016.
  • 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.