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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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6,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

$165K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 128 providers in this state and specialty

224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
44% 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 information is unavailable.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 224 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $127 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

2014

$183K

2015

$165K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

5,536

2015

6,976

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 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
TEMAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

4 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

5 23
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

6 13
RISPERIDONE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

P 6 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
TRAZODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

11 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

12 53
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

13 11
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

14 131
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

14 54
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

16 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

18 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

19 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

20 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

O 22 1
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

23 72
METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

25 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 26 75
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

26 43
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

29 38
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

30 174
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

30 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 32 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

P 33 28
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

O 34 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 61
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 120
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 Oct. 31, 2016.
  • 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.