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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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10,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 438 providers in this state and specialty

$583K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 438 providers in this state and specialty

586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
100% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 Oregon
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 586 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

11% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 586 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$560K

2014

$563K

2015

$583K

2016

Number of Claims

10,509

2014

9,816

2015

10,125

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 570

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

4 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

5 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
DULOXETINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

7 23
OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 4
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

12 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 59
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 44
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 26
MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 45
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 26 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 8
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 57
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 147
TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 25
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

36 115
VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 185
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 109
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 54
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 March 11, 2010.
  • 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.