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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
32% 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

2014

$180K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,911

2015

7,591

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. 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 24, 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.