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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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10,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

44% of this provider’s 184 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

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

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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 *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$752K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$898K

2016

Number of Claims

9,039

2014

12,757

2015

10,635

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
CLONAZEPAM 726

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

1 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 667

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 39
GABAPENTIN 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
TRAZODONE HCL 540

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

4 32
LORAZEPAM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

5 15
SERTRALINE HCL 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
RISPERIDONE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

P 7 56
LAMOTRIGINE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

8 58
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 72
ALPRAZOLAM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

10 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

11 45
ARIPIPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 61
MIRTAZAPINE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

14 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

15 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 35
LITHIUM CARBONATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

19 141
BUPROPION XL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 115
HYDROXYZINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 174
OLANZAPINE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
LATUDA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 111
PERPHENAZINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 28 208
BUPROPION HCL SR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 90
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 81
CARBAMAZEPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 223
CLOZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 104
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 273
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 178
HALOPERIDOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 35 239
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 242
TOPIRAMATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
DOXEPIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 170
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 109
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 200
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 41 243
PRAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 226
INVEGA SUSTENNA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 42 148
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 187
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 196
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 Dec. 30, 2011.
  • 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.