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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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13,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

20% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.42M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

13,046

2014

13,001

2015

13,901

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 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
METFORMIN HCL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

8 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

9 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

10 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

13 44
FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 122
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 48
SYNTHROID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 82
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
VICTOZA 3-PAK 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 213
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 161
TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
BUPROPION XL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 99
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 58
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 27
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 45
DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

43 134
VICTOZA 2-PAK 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

44 225
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 127
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 61
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 207
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 143
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 26
ONDANSETRON ODT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

52 203
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 136
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 94
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 84
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 29
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 163
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 63 105
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

63 28
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.