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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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13,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 375 providers in this state and specialty

205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

14 of this provider’s 37 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 205 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 205 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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 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

$571K

2014

$842K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

9,661

2014

12,203

2015

13,529

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
CLONAZEPAM 630

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

1 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

60

patients, 29% of all patients

3 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

4 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

60

patients, 29% of all patients

5 30
RISPERIDONE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

P 6 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

61

patients, 30% of all patients

7 1
RANITIDINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 21% of all patients

8 26
LACTULOSE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

9 76
LAMOTRIGINE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

10 36
SYNTHROID 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

57

patients, 28% of all patients

11 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 23% of all patients

12 32
CARBAMAZEPINE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

13 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

P 14 20
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

15 7
OXYCONTIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

O 16 68
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 20% of all patients

17 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

18 55
OXYCODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

O 19 10
TRAZODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

20 16
OLANZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

P 21 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

22 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

O 23 3
LISINOPRIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

24 2
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

25 9
METHOCARBAMOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

26 107
HALOPERIDOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 101
PROPRANOLOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

28 151
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 29 177
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

30 11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

32 191
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

33 17
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 20% of all patients

34 113
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 35 79
BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 36 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 37 119
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

38 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

39 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

39 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 41 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

42 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 42 59
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 208
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 45 64
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

46 19
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

47 118
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

48 211
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 214
PHENOBARBITAL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 50 216
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 51 88
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 52 156
NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

53 120
LEVOCARNITINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 227
ZONISAMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 54 130
BUDESONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 56 235
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 57 73
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

58 103
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 58 177
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 60 192
CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 60 242
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

60 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 63 64
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

A 64 134
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 65 265
PRAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 65 92
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.