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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

$293K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 680 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

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

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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 *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$228K

2014

$264K

2015

$293K

2016

Number of Claims

5,414

2014

6,034

2015

6,207

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
FUROSEMIDE 472

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

1 9
LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

12 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 59
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 44
DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

16 113
BUMETANIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

17 160
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 119
SIMVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 12
NITROSTAT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

22 167
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 145
JANTOVEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 85
RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

25 232
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 186
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 111
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 185
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. 6, 2008.
  • 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.