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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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5,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

$3.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

148 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 38 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

19% of this provider’s 148 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$655 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$2.84M

2014

$3.37M

2015

$3.76M

2016

Number of Claims

5,668

2014

5,807

2015

5,745

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
TRUVADA 394

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 34% of all patients

1 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
TIVICAY 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 23% of all patients

3 140
NORVIR 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 22% of all patients

4 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

5 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 17% of all patients

6 13
ATRIPLA 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

7 137
EPZICOM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

8 210
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

9 1
ISENTRESS 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

10 138
PREZISTA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

10 180
STRIBILD 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

12 205
KALETRA 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

13 294
REYATAZ 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 12% of all patients

14 239
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

16 4
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

17 7
INTELENCE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

18 310
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 25
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 316
TRIUMEQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

21 190
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 22 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 9% of all patients

A 23 117
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 23 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 23 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 26 45
SELZENTRY 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 26 343
VALACYCLOVIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 28 237
ABACAVIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 28 284
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 176
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 31 287
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 32 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 33 142
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 Jan. 22, 2018.
  • 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.