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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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9,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 Nevada
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

29% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 351 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$42.5K

2014

$343K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

1,230

2014

7,288

2015

9,702

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 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 1
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

10 14
LOVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

11 51
LIDOCAINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

12 93
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

13 43
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 57
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

21 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 36
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 13
METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 70
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

26 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

27 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

30 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 64
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

31 24
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 56
MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 90
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 193
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 75
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

37 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 155
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 74
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

42 18
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 32
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

45 125
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 46
FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

48 116
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 121
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 50 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

52 212
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 219
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

54 79
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

56 222
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 57 69
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 Nov. 20, 2012.
  • 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.