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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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13,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 Virginia
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

59% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$653K

2014

$656K

2015

$670K

2016

Number of Claims

13,837

2014

13,371

2015

13,761

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

93

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

87

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
IBUPROFEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

16 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

84

patients, 23% of all patients

A 20 70
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 38
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

28 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 15
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 60
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 43
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

A 35 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 47
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 41
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 22
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

41 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 211
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 158
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
LANSOPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 137
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

50 49
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

51 149
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

52 140
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

52 224
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

52 52
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 58 56
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 59 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 92
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

61 117
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 156
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 54
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 150
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 63 65
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 191
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 April 27, 2017.
  • 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.