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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 313 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

38% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$532K

2014

$570K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

10,728

2014

11,627

2015

12,041

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 6
GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 15
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
FLUCONAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

22 140
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

25 36
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 33 29
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 26
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
CEFDINIR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

39 28
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 48
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 197
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 45 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 47
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 48 54
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 104
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 111
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 79
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 54 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 127
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 127
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 Feb. 27, 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.
  • 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.