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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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6,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 409 providers in this state and specialty

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 409 providers in this state and specialty

1,314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,080 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 1,314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $193 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$317K

2014

$435K

2015

$487K

2016

Number of Claims

5,075

2014

6,205

2015

6,980

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,772

prescriptions, 25% of all prescriptions

1,470

prescriptions.

365

patients, 28% of all patients

1 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 1,063

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

226

patients, 17% of all patients

10 2 35
FINASTERIDE 860

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

3 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

4 91
VESICARE 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

5 104
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

6 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

7 154
MYRBETRIQ 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

8 74
CEPHALEXIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

A 9 102
NITROFURANTOIN* 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A 10 158
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

A 11 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

A 12 176
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

13 157
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

A 14 118
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

15 204
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

16 78
TOVIAZ 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

17 250
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

18 259
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 19 124
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 Feb. 2, 2018.
  • 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.