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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 238 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 238 providers in this state and specialty

1,105 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 Virginia
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

66% of this provider’s 1,105 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 1,105 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $158 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$574K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

16,310

2014

33,132

2015

38,567

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,358

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

452

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 5
GABAPENTIN 1,647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

331

patients, 30% of all patients

2 7
ALPRAZOLAM 1,259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

3 15
LISINOPRIL 1,239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
ATENOLOL 1,151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

5 25
OMEPRAZOLE 1,140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 954

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

8 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 943

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 915

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 752

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

305

patients, 28% of all patients

A 11 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

12 31
AZITHROMYCIN 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

303

patients, 27% of all patients

A 13 39
TRAMADOL HCL 671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

O 14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
IBUPROFEN 538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

16 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19 69
CLONAZEPAM 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

A 23 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

24 73
MELOXICAM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

25 45
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

26 51
AMOXICILLIN 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

A 27 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

29 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

240

patients, 22% of all patients

30 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

31 37
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

32 8
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
SERTRALINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

34 29
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
LORAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
GEMFIBROZIL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

39 109
ZETIA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

41 97
GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 75
SUCRALFATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

42 136
SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

45 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

46 87
NEXIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 104
CELECOXIB 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

48 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

49 49
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
SYNTHROID 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
VERAPAMIL ER 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

52 153
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

52 95
BACLOFEN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

54 71
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 156
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

56 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

58 72
DEXAMETHASONE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

59 129
DIAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

60 18
PAROXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

62 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

64 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 123
LANSOPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 137
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

70 142
NAPROXEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

71 149
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 177
ELIQUIS 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

74 35
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

74 32
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

77 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

78 141
ZAFIRLUKAST 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 184
PROMETHAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

79 184
FLUCONAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

79 152
LYRICA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

82 60
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 83 188
LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 105
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

85 192
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

86 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

87 195
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 118
BUMETANIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 93
ETODOLAC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

90 197
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

91 78
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 207
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

93 34
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 214
NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

95 169
DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

96 107
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

97 164
INSULIN SYRINGE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 217
NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

97 167
METHOCARBAMOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

100 221
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 224
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 104 44
CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

106 103
DOXEPIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 108 229
MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 175
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 124
LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 115
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 112 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 113 240
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 114 243
ACYCLOVIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

115 117
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 116 115
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 116 144
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

116 247
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 116 77
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

116 183
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

121 250
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

121 163
METRONIDAZOLE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 123 188
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 124 58
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 May 14, 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.