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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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15,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$588K

2014

$685K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

12,392

2014

14,190

2015

15,311

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 799

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

139

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 6
LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ATENOLOL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

4 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

14 20
CLONAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 116
LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

20 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 60
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 15
JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
LANSOPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 137
DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

35 50
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

37 117
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 76
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 37
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

A 44 43
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 16
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

51 49
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

52 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

54 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

55 36
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 56 99
LIDOCAINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

56 154
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

58 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

A 59 106
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 60 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 31
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 65 44
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 124
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 52
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 237
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 87
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 59
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 82
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 Jan. 21, 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.