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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 105

$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 105

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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 Idaho
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 Idaho
LISINOPRIL 466 298 83 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 382 216 68 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315 230 55 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265 165 56 S3 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 163 41 5 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 136 39 6 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 130 34 7 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 171 114 25 8 10
LOVASTATIN 164 99 31 9 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 119 17 10 25
FUROSEMIDE 153 117 25 11 8
SIMVASTATIN 152 129 28 12 5
SERTRALINE HCL 142 102 32 13 16
GABAPENTIN 140 42 23 14 9
TRAZODONE HCL 139 79 24 15 13
PROAIR HFA 138 93 35 16 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 80 23 17 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 113 24 18 18
METFORMIN HCL 113 42 21 19 7
TRAMADOL HCL 103 48 23 20 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 51 23 20 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 57 16 22 84
NAPROXEN 86 28 21 23 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 62 15 24 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 52 23 25 43
SPIRIVA 79 54 20 26 80
RANITIDINE HCL 73 25 13 27 61
RISPERIDONE 68 <11 <11 A 28 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 35 12 29 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 32 12 30 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 35 11 31 51
METHOCARBAMOL 59 <11 11 R 31 133
NEXIUM 57 <11 <11 33 66
BACLOFEN 56 <11 <11 34 139
ATENOLOL 53 <11 <11 35 96
LACTULOSE 52 35 19 36 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 23 13 37 75
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 Dec. 19, 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.