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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$713K

2014

$864K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

6,299

2014

6,560

2015

6,929

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. 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.

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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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,899

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

625

patients, 75% of all patients

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LYRICA 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

LINZESS 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

NARCAN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMITIZA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 March 6, 2018.
  • 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.