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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 598

$292K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 598

289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799 440 86 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 608 428 69 2 3
LISINOPRIL 600 402 70 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461 250 53 4 12
FUROSEMIDE 419 372 58 5 8
SIMVASTATIN 390 218 59 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339 288 46 7 17
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 290 133 33 8 122
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 202 36 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 195 33 10 5
MELOXICAM 277 179 33 11 15
RANITIDINE HCL 274 113 29 12 29
METFORMIN HCL 237 74 30 13 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 165 26 14 46
SERTRALINE HCL 187 175 28 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 113 22 16 11
GABAPENTIN 143 121 22 17 9
TRAZODONE HCL 131 111 18 18 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 114 18 A 18 51
CRESTOR 124 36 12 20 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122 91 33 21 159
CLOPIDOGREL 114 114 15 22 21
GLYBURIDE 99 <11 <11 R 23 154
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 60 12 23 14
GLIPIZIDE 96 59 11 25 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 <11 <11 26 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 <11 <11 27 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 <11 <11 28 26
ATENOLOL 85 <11 <11 29 20
TRAMADOL HCL 83 70 21 30 7
NAMENDA 83 69 12 30 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 <11 <11 32 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 <11 <11 33 54
IBUPROFEN 81 51 31 33 45
DIOVAN 81 25 11 33 94
LEVETIRACETAM 77 <11 <11 36 117
RISPERIDONE 76 71* 17 A 37 44
MIRTAZAPINE 73 61 11 38 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 <11 <11 39 42
DIGOXIN 70 <11 <11 40 239
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 <11 <11 R 41 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 <11 <11 42 131
CARVEDILOL 62 <11 <11 43 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 44 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 36 33 44 102
FAMOTIDINE* 59 <11 <11 44 85
CLONIDINE HCL 55 <11 <11 47 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 <11 <11 48 144
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 40 14 48 25
PROAIR HFA 52 14 12 50 36
CELEBREX 50 24 18 51 137
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.