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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

26% of this provider’s 417 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $135 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$77.3K

2014

$957K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

1,885

2014

22,982

2015

26,037

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 975

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

123

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 12
RANITIDINE HCL 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

6 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

8 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

9 17
LORAZEPAM 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

10 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

12 19
OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

12 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

14 20
TRAZODONE HCL 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

15 13
GABAPENTIN 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

16 7
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

17 32
RISPERIDONE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

P 18 26
SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

21 35
METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

23 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

24 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O 25 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 70
ROZEREM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 29 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 4
LEVETIRACETAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

32 88
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 28
TEMAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 90
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 35 33
CEPHALEXIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

A 36 92
LOVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
MEMANTINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 34
NIACIN ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

43 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 16
FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 45
NYSTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

48 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 42
SPIRIVA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

53 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 116
BACLOFEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
OLANZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 40
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 39
LOPERAMIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

60 81
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 60 52
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 37
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

63 89
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 99
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 136
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 67 108
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

67 102
UNIFINE PENTIPS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 108
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 71 59
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 73 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 74 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 75 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 76 115
KETOCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 76 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 69
LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

79 146
NYAMYC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

80 116
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 81 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 82 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 83 150
FLOVENT HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 122
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 86 153
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 87 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 123
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

88 63
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 91 158
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 97
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 48
AMANTADINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 92 159
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 95 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 96 130
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 162
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 128
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

97 162
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 100 130
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

100 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 102 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 171
SINGLE USE SWAB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 172
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 105 126
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 106 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 107 47
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

108 186
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 17, 2014.
  • 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.