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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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15,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

40% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

59% of this provider’s 420 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

$57 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

$670K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

12,085

2014

17,818

2015

15,695

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,464

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

158

patients, 38% of all patients

1 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,318

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

143

patients, 34% of all patients

O 2 6
OXYCODONE HCL 813

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

O 4 26
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

8 36
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

10 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

12 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
DIAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 54
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

15 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

16 4
FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

17 10
LAMOTRIGINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 46
METHADONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 118
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

21 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 13
LINZESS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 189
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 31
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

29 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 65
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 84
PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

33 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 45
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

35 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 14
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 27
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 89
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 39 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

40 33
IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

41 50
NABUMETONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

41 269
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 56
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 21
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

49 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 135
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 32
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 72
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 195
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 55 52
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

56 140
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 58 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 92
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 55
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 62 83
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 43
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 64 98
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 66 115
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 66 94
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

68 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 70 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 35
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, 2014.
  • 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.