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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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11,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

$4.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Pennsylvania
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

27% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$362 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$3.2M

2014

$3.64M

2015

$4.31M

2016

Number of Claims

12,642

2014

12,892

2015

11,918

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 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
VENTOLIN HFA 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

5 33
GENVOYA 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

6 206
TRIUMEQ 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

7 190
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 19
OXYCODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 23
TRUVADA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

11 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
PREZISTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 180
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

16 2
ISENTRESS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

17 138
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
PREZCOBIX 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 274
NORVIR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 113
PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

23 84
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

24 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

27 35
SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 48
SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 26
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

34 18
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

35 46
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

37 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

39 50
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

41 40
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 28
ATRIPLA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

44 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 11
GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

46 105
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

47 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 48 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 50 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 51 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

53 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

55 45
COMPLERA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 56 272
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 61
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

59 31
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

60 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 60 68
VALACYCLOVIR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

60 237
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 44
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 42
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 49
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

67 371
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

68 119
EPZICOM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 210
STRIBILD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 70 205
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 258
TIVICAY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 72 140
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

72 25
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 June 13, 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.