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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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16,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

32% of this provider’s 277 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 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$631K

2014

$520K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

17,301

2014

16,478

2015

16,929

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 908

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

2 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
TRAZODONE HCL 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

4 14
LOVASTATIN 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

5 32
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

P 8 28
METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

12 15
RANITIDINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
IBUPROFEN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

14 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 6
MIRTAZAPINE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

17 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
RISPERIDONE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 47
LORAZEPAM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

20 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 36
ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
OLANZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

29 52
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 46
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 62
LAMOTRIGINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 5
HALOPERIDOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 125
LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 99
FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

A 42 151
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 43 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 107
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 46 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 42
NIACIN ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 49 202
NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 96
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 50 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 52 86
METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 53 205
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 30
LOPERAMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

55 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 55 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 55 27
GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 58 114
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 58 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 60 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 62 227
FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 171
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 64 229
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 64 92
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 66 161
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 51
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 82
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 70 94
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 70 185
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 70 41
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 March 17, 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.