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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
267 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$264K

2014

$282K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

6,101

2014

6,677

2015

6,525

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

71

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

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. 5, 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.