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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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13,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$604K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

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

40% 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 Virginia
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

42% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$686K

2014

$556K

2015

$604K

2016

Number of Claims

12,916

2014

11,584

2015

13,120

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 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
IBUPROFEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 29
CEFDINIR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

A 21 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 44
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 60
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 32
SYNTHROID 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 82
SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 41
VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 35
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

39 28
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

43 36
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 12
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 18
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 74
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 105
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 86
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 55 66
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 43
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 96
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 51
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 197
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 22, 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.