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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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12,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$219K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 256 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
99% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$34.5K

2015

$219K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,866

2015

12,305

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
VITAMIN D2 1,491

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,476

prescriptions.

319

patients, 62% of all patients

1 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 981

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

193

patients, 37% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 799

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
ATENOLOL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

10 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
FOLIC ACID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
CHLORTHALIDONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 41
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 74
GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

29 53
VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 40
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 10
GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 116
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 55
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 73
CICLOPIROX* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 38
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 144
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 16
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 22
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

43 14
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 44 244
VIAGRA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
KETOCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
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 Oct. 20, 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.