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MICHELLE WOINAROWICZ FNP

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nephrology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$521K

2014

$551K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

13,198

2014

13,427

2015

11,977

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

94

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DILT-XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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, 2007.
  • 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.