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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$114K

2014

$376K

2015

$562K

2016

Number of Claims

988

2014

2,701

2015

3,273

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 218

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 181

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 162

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 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.