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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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10,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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 Virginia
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

44% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$621K

2014

$715K

2015

$717K

2016

Number of Claims

10,684

2014

11,497

2015

10,501

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 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

4 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

18 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 15
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 89
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 94
CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 50
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

32 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 35
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 26
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 37 59
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 43
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 85
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 24
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 42 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

42 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 42 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

42 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 147
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

49 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 70
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 52 45
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 39
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

56 107
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 20, 2009.
  • 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.