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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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7,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

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

38% 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

12% of this provider’s 940 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 940 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $127 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$94.2K

2014

$224K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

2,230

2014

5,243

2015

7,051

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
LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

8 19
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
GLIPIZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

10 82
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

10 11
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

12 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

13 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

14 30
TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

15 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

16 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 125
LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 59
FUROSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

19 13
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

19 20
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 75
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 65
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 63
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 Aug. 23, 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.