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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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12,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

30% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 574 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$511K

2014

$549K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

12,223

2014

12,690

2015

12,333

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
LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
ATENOLOL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

6 25
OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 35
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 57
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 27
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 46
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 44 74
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 89
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

48 28
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 58
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 43
CEFUROXIME 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 208
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 224
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

58 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 58 87
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 8, 2017.
  • 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.