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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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6,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Colorado
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

39% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $191 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$338K

2014

$387K

2015

$409K

2016

Number of Claims

5,483

2014

5,928

2015

6,708

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 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

6 16
ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

7 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

A 11 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 59
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 23 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 68
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 25
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 32 38
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 33 27
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 33 53
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 136
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 35 136
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 136
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 Dec. 18, 2012.
  • 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.