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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 24

$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 24

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Washington
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Washington
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 415 85 1 1
LISINOPRIL 300 300 69 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 273 273 72 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 253 253 58 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 225 225 67 5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215 215 58 6 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202 202 76 S3 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 185 47 8 17
GABAPENTIN 160 160 29 9 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 151 151 34 10 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 148 43 11 10
CEPHALEXIN 147 147 88 12 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 140 39 13 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 140 140 30 13 7
TRAZODONE HCL 116 116 23 15 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 115 27 16 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 109 25 17 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104 104 28 18 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 103 34 19 22
ATENOLOL 103 103 28 19 31
CARVEDILOL 99 99 27 21 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 85 16 22 41
MIRTAZAPINE 79 79 13 23 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 77 20 24 53
METFORMIN HCL 74 74 22 25 19
PREDNISONE 73 73 39 26 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 17 27 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 63 18 S2 28 34
LOVASTATIN 59 59 18 29 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 57 37 30 60
SYNTHROID 55 <11 <11 31 63
DIOVAN 53 <11 <11 32 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 51 16 33 35
CLOPIDOGREL 50 50 13 34 36
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Sept. 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.