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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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8,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Washington
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

15% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$406K

2014

$387K

2015

$475K

2016

Number of Claims

7,722

2014

7,375

2015

8,331

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 53
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

13 30
SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
GEMFIBROZIL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 64
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 35
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 5
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 94
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 105
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 92
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

38 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 62
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 44 183
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.