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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 411

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 411

810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in North Carolina
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

73% of this provider’s 810 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 810 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs*

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in North Carolina
OXYCODONE HCL 1,891 456 356 S2 1 16
GABAPENTIN 1,031 283 261 2 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 749 139 169 3 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 691 363 150 S3 4 3
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 658 248 145 S2 5 23
CLONAZEPAM 587 133 122 B 6 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407 133 108 7 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 360 99 95 8 83
TRAZODONE HCL 338 60 91 9 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 316 68 74 R 10 46
CYMBALTA 308 101 78 11 44
LYRICA 306 62 68 12 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 306 63 99 12 105
OPANA ER 299 46 59 S2 14 90
OXYCONTIN 288 62 58 S2 15 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 255 25 74 R 16 96
OMEPRAZOLE 253 54 77 17 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 220 29 51 S2 18 55
LIDODERM 208 76 61 19 165
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 93 54 S2 20 33
FENTANYL 168 58 32 S2 21 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 21 40 R 22 84
VOLTAREN 147 40 38 23 173
BACLOFEN 143 14 37 24 144
MELOXICAM 123 <11 28 25 42
METHADONE HCL 98 <11 14 S2 26 99
TRAMADOL HCL 96 50 23 27 17
ALPRAZOLAM 93 38 16 B 28 11
DIAZEPAM 93 15 17 B 28 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 <11 23 30 24
IBUPROFEN 80 <11 14 31 120
ABILIFY 78 <11 23 A 32 86
NEXIUM 73 29 16 33 26
LUNESTA 72 25 14 34 277
CELEBREX 65 22 15 35 128
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.