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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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9,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 Maryland
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

34% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $247 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$510K

2014

$472K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

8,011

2014

8,199

2015

9,381

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

73

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

6 17
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

11 36
CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

12 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
MECLIZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

14 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 38
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 46
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

20 41
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 98
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 79
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

27 20
VOLTAREN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

28 132
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 68
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

31 76
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

33 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 66
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 155
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 37 10
BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 156
TELMISARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 39 166
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

42 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 187
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 187
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

45 39
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 47 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 48 104
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

49 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

49 129
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 June 25, 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.