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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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9,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

54% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$674K

2014

$601K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

13,721

2014

14,055

2015

9,996

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
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

5 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

7 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 20
GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 6
PREDNISONE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

15 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

16 16
FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

A 18 70
AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

A 19 43
IBUPROFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 50
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

25 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 79
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 30 106
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 121
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

31 32
GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 48
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 75
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
LANSOPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 39 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 14
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 49
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

43 51
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 43 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 96
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 27
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 67
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 60
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 53 139
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 149
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. 13, 2013.
  • 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.