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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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9,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

24% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

2014

$73.7K

2015

$398K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,735

2015

9,591

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
LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 6
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

12 25
ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
LOVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 57
LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

15 21
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 109
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 29
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 15
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 43
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 87
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 37 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 139
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 92
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 49 237
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 186
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
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 3, 2015.
  • 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.