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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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12,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

43% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

31 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

$376K

2014

$650K

2015

$602K

2016

Number of Claims

8,341

2014

13,838

2015

12,190

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
OMEPRAZOLE 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

108

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

6 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

7 20
METFORMIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
ATENOLOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 25
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

12 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

14 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

15 46
ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 5
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 88
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 50
VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 107
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 137
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
FLUCONAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

31 140
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 126
FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 40
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 87
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

37 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 53
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 13
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

42 236
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 78
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 62
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 55
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

48 28
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

50 131
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A 50 43
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 124
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 55 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 57 96
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 59 226
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 199
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

59 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 63 18
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 63 160
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 Feb. 1, 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.