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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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8,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 186 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

1,094 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 York
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

6% of this provider’s 1,094 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 1,094 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $220 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$353K

2014

$420K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

6,840

2014

8,153

2015

8,771

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 530

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

7 9
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

8 28
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
LOVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

10 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

13 20
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

14 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

17 26
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

19 275
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

20 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

23 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 121
GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

26 10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

27 193
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 16
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 23
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 365
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

35 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 129
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 79
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 Sept. 10, 2012.
  • 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.