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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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13,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 986 providers in this state and specialty

1,995 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,785 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

1% of this provider’s 1,995 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $220 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$806K

2014

$930K

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

11,311

2014

12,557

2015

13,463

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,169

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

315

patients, 16% of all patients

1 11
CLOPIDOGREL 1,164

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

360

patients, 18% of all patients

2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 927

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

297

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 768

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

229

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 710

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

198

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

150

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

143

patients, 7% of all patients

7 3
CARVEDILOL 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

141

patients, 7% of all patients

8 19
SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

135

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

156

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
XARELTO 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

11 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

13 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

14 56
DIGOXIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

15 131
RAMIPRIL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

16 77
CRESTOR 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
RANEXA 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

18 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

19 72
ELIQUIS 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

20 48
VALSARTAN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

21 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

23 28
NITROSTAT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

125

patients, 6% of all patients

24 172
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

25 109
AMIODARONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

26 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

27 26
CARTIA XT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

28 221
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

29 170
IRBESARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

29 236
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

31 18
DIGITEK 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

32 417
DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

33 424
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

34 428
PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

35 158
COUMADIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 377
EFFIENT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

37 201
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

38 192
NITROGLYCERIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

39 458
MULTAQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 237
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

41 141
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 Sept. 13, 2007.
  • 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.