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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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11,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 796 providers in this state and specialty

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

53% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 475 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $119 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$459K

2014

$892K

2015

$923K

2016

Number of Claims

8,846

2014

10,906

2015

11,741

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 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
PREDNISONE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

171

patients, 36% of all patients

8 28
OXYCODONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 30
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 33
ALLOPURINOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

13 41
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 6
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 26
AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

A 19 43
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

A 21 70
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 15
DIAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

A 26 102
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 10
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

33 84
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 117
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 37 18
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 57
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 150
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 35
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 42 114
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 55
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 50
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 163
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 39
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

51 184
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 31
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 52 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 45
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 36
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 5, 2012.
  • 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.