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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

1,043 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 995 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 1,043 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$89.5K

2014

$365K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

1,399

2014

4,630

2015

5,526

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 SUCCINATE 539

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 431

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

7 3
CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

8 24
ELIQUIS 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

9 34
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

13 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

13 38
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

15 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

16 16
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

17 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

18 55
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

19 59
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

20 36
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 25
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

23 27
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 24 77
RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

25 79
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 Dec. 30, 2016.
  • 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.