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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 151 providers in this state and specialty

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 151 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

41% of this provider’s 302 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% 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 $237 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$526K

2014

$533K

2015

$511K

2016

Number of Claims

12,206

2014

12,456

2015

12,980

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
TRAZODONE HCL 629

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

112

patients, 35% of all patients

1 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

89

patients, 27% of all patients

P 2 19
FUROSEMIDE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

5 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

6 20
OMEPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

8 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

9 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

12 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

13 6
CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

17 2
TEMAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

18 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

19 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

20 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

21 28
GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

22 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
RISPERIDONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P 24 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

25 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

26 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

27 45
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

28 27
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 13
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

30 88
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

32 34
MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 56
NITROFURANTOIN* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A 34 154
FELODIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 155
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

36 30
BUMETANIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 96
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 59
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
MUPIROCIN* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

41 173
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 72
OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 4
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

A 44 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

A 45 132
ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 191
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 132
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 101
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 49 99
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

51 79
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

52 135
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 43
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 55 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 57 217
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 March 1, 2013.
  • 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.