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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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8,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 District of Columbia
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

5% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $211 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$82.9K

2015

$482K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,478

2015

8,501

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
SIMVASTATIN 628

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

128

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
VENTOLIN HFA 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

18 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 28
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
FLOVENT HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 32 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 54
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 58
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
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 Feb. 22, 2017.
  • 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.