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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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14,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 New Jersey
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

35% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

11,344

2014

13,966

2015

14,672

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
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 41
CRESTOR 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 36
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
PROAIR HFA 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

11 58
ALPRAZOLAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

13 29
CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

14 22
LEVOCARNITINE* 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15 118
CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
NAPROXEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

18 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
TRADJENTA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

22 80
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 17
SYMBICORT 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

24 83
TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

24 35
ENDOCET 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 74
BYSTOLIC 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 120
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

27 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 89
BENICAR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 147
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 45
IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

34 44
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 14
VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 51
LIDOCAINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 61
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 64
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 102
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 46
AZOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

43 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 16
ONGLYZA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 180
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 181
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

46 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 30
LISINOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 6
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

A 50 97
FUROSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 5
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 100
JANUMET 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 153
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 74
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

56 151
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 154
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

58 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 90
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

60 123
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 86
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 60
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 26
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 218
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 85
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 25
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 227
KOMBIGLYZE XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 227
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 12
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. 2, 2009.
  • 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.