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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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3,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$214K

2014

$293K

2015

$401K

2016

Number of Claims

2,462

2014

3,139

2015

3,528

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.