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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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4,188Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 24 providers in this state and specialty

151 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 Vermont
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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

60 of this provider’s 151 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 151 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$306K

2014

$282K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

4,774

2014

4,523

2015

4,188

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 289

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 14
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
OXYCODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

O 5 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

6 35
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 14% of all patients

6 35
LISINOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 8% of all patients

11 40
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

11 40
METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

14 13
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 15 23
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 18 17
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 19 54
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 21 21
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 22 27
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 22 22
MORPHINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 59
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 23% of all patients

A 25 69
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 17, 2016.
  • 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.