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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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11,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

35% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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 $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$503K

2014

$550K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

10,551

2014

10,798

2015

11,349

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

7 16
METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

17 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 29
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 14
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

28 28
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 43
CEFUROXIME 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 208
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 37 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 87
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 35
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 41 289
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 27
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 45 76
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 46 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 176
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. 20, 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.