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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

41% of this provider’s 299 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$603K

2014

$637K

2015

$722K

2016

Number of Claims

16,316

2014

16,184

2015

19,111

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,035

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

98

patients, 28% of all patients

P 1 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 862

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

5 4
TRAZODONE HCL 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

6 16
FUROSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

7 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

8 30
SERTRALINE HCL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

9 19
SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
MIRTAZAPINE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

12 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

14 14
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

17 17
MEMANTINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

17 86
RANITIDINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

19 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

20 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
RISPERIDONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 31
BACLOFEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 46
CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
OLANZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 30 40
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

31 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 34
LAMOTRIGINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

34 149
CLONAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

35 23
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

37 176
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

39 32
CEPHALEXIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 3
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 42 137
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 127
LEVETIRACETAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 45 64
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 46 42
PRAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 46 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 49 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

51 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 171
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 53 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

54 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 41
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

A 56 134
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 56 25
KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 59 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 60 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 60 166
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 113
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 62
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 95
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 65 124
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 88
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 76
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 67 236
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

A 67 236
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

A 70 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 71 247
LOPERAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

72 255
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 73 119
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

75 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 76 78
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 18, 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.