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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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5,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
785 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$291K

2014

$455K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

5,327

2014

6,446

2015

5,389

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 859

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

297

patients, 38% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 672

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

220

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 23, 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.