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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$266K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$208K

2014

$242K

2015

$266K

2016

Number of Claims

3,662

2014

4,258

2015

4,466

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

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.