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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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8,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

28% of this provider’s 336 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

32% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$58.9K

2014

$223K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

1,757

2014

6,593

2015

8,704

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
TRAZODONE HCL 498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

1 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

P 2 12
MIRTAZAPINE 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

3 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

6 29
SERTRALINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
RISPERIDONE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 61
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 1
GABAPENTIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
OLANZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 39
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 44
MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

24 32
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 33 28
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 34 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

37 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 9
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 27
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 180
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 42 36
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. 17, 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.