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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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8,284Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 542 providers in this state and specialty

186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 Washington
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

36% of this provider’s 186 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 186 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$496K

2014

$484K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

9,162

2014

8,630

2015

8,284

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 5
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 22% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

5 41
LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

6 1
LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

7 26
OXYCODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

9 15
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

11 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 24
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

13 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

15 3
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

16 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

17 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

18 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

19 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
METFORMIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

P 22 28
METHADONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 22 38
FUROSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

24 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 25 100
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

27 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

28 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 29 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

30 59
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 13% of all patients

30 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

33 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

34 43
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

35 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 36 80
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 54
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 23
PRAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 39 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

40 33
VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

41 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 42 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 251
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.