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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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8,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

189 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 154 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 189 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 189 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$815K

2014

$828K

2015

$650K

2016

Number of Claims

9,963

2014

9,267

2015

8,511

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

53

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

7 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

9 25
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 14
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

16 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

17 24
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

18 22
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

19 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

21 20
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

O 23 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

25 19
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

26 73
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

27 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

28 12
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 48
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

31 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

32 26
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 34 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 35 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

36 28
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

37 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 38 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 38 133
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

41 53
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

42 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 43 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 44 45
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 44 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 44 76
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 47 60
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 Sept. 23, 2011.
  • 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.