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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$294K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 New Jersey
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

22% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$226K

2014

$359K

2015

$294K

2016

Number of Claims

3,212

2014

4,721

2015

4,595

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

8 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

14 28
GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

17 3
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 7
TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 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 Jan. 1, 2013.
  • 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.