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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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8,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 871 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 871 providers in this state and specialty

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

15% of this provider’s 296 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 342 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 342 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$427K

2014

$449K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

9,435

2014

9,531

2015

8,527

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 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

2 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

3 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

4 20
LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

10 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 31
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 53
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 111
MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 45
SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

25 30
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 37
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 50
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 32 43
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 33 47
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 15
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 202
BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 292
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 126
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 76
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 17, 2017.
  • 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.