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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

5% 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 45%.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 8%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$372K

2014

$550K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

5,352

2014

9,406

2015

8,338

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 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

1 45
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

2 53
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

3 19
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

4 51
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 47
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

7 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

8 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 67
SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 69
OXYCODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

11 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 72
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 77
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 81
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 82
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 84
METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 85
NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 87
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 88
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 90
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 91
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 95
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 96
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 97
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 101
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 43 104
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 44 106
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 109
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 110
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 June 7, 2018.
  • 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.