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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

$264K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

27% of this provider’s 266 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

25% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

1 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

6 16
MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

7 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

11 30
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 2
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 3
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
OLANZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 49
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

29 224
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 33 104
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

34 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
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. 2, 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.