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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

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

59% 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 Maryland
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

25% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $247 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$438K

2014

$529K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

6,582

2014

6,645

2015

7,390

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 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

2 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

4 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

7 46
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 17
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

11 29
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

13 21
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 51
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

16 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 24
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 21 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 21 65
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 116
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 41
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 29 183
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 30 192
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 31 10
JANTOVEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 31 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 34 123
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 34 47
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 Jan. 3, 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.