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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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6,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

$155K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 401 out of 1253 providers in this state and specialty

961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Florida
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

26% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 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
VITAMIN D2 435

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

1 25
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

2 3
GEMFIBROZIL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

3 96
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

4 8
IBUPROFEN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

5 35
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

8 1
VIAGRA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

9 75
AMMONIUM LACTATE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

10 53
VENTOLIN HFA 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

11 40
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

12 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

A 14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

15 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 14
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 46
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

17 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

24 166
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 11
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

26 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
BENZONATATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

30 165
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 349
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 31 51
HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 65
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
FUROSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 10
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 Sept. 2, 2016.
  • 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.