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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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15,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

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

71% 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

4% of this provider’s 403 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 623 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$667K

2014

$899K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

12,425

2014

15,542

2015

15,311

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 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
RANITIDINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

3 34
FUROSEMIDE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 6
TRAMADOL HCL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 15
ALPRAZOLAM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
CLONAZEPAM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

8 23
GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

10 1
METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 57
TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
DIAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 26
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 84
AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 135
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 49
AMOXICILLIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 86
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 79
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

44 51
TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 42
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

47 28
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 59
SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 35
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 68
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 66 185
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 88
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 130
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 32
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 92
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 87
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 98
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 261
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 16, 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.