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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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12,944Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 200 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

28% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$590K

2014

$573K

2015

$482K

2016

Number of Claims

12,237

2014

13,405

2015

12,944

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
LISINOPRIL 716

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 17
FAMOTIDINE* 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

15 18
LEVETIRACETAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

16 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

23 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 20
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
SUCRALFATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 42
GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 30 25
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 156
MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 92
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 34
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

37 66
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 70
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 55
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 100
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 77
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 48 116
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 49 199
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 51
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 50
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 52 138
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 71
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 28
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 89
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 326
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 261
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 Nov. 29, 2010.
  • 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.