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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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7,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$408K

2014

$529K

2015

$462K

2016

Number of Claims

5,788

2014

7,854

2015

7,826

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
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

1 21
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

5 23
TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

7 38
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
RISPERIDONE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 10 26
RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

14 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 46
SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

19 3
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 63
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 63
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
ACYCLOVIR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

26 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 102
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 29 43
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 44
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 32 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 32 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 34 73
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 35 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 36 130
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 128
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 April 16, 2013.
  • 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.