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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

5% of this provider’s 484 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$133K

2014

$185K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

3,415

2014

3,298

2015

5,332

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 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

5 17
LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

8 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 9 20
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

13 14
METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

17 33
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

18 16
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 81
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 21 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 23 94
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 42
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 24 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 18
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 267
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 Nov. 3, 2010.
  • 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.