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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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10,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

14% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

2014

$105K

2015

$363K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,634

2015

10,755

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
VITAMIN D2 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

1 25
OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

6 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

9 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
GEMFIBROZIL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 45
FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
IBUPROFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 2
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
FOLIC ACID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
CIALIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 155
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 20
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 127
PENTOXIFYLLINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 99
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 17
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 37 68
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 111
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 69
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 113
AMMONIUM LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 53
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 42
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 22
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
VIAGRA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
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 June 26, 2018.
  • 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.