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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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8,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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 Pennsylvania
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

20% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 307 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$241 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$652K

2014

$775K

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

11,595

2014

9,649

2015

8,845

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
OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

2 8
TRUVADA 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

3 83
ENDOCET 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 123
ISENTRESS 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

5 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
VENTOLIN HFA 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 33
LISINOPRIL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

11 128
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 40
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 185
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

14 2
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 6
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
SYMBICORT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

18 59
NORVIR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

19 113
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 175
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 62
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 219
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
STRIBILD 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 29 51
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 124
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

31 167
ATRIPLA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 33 137
FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 9
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 34 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 16
HYDROCORTISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 204
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 38 20
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

38 129
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

41 10
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 42 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 11
LAMIVUDINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 347
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 45 120
ABACAVIR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 284
TIVICAY 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 140
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

48 65
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 48 18
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 160
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 23
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 192
REYATAZ 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

52 239
KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

54 176
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 55 29
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 30, 2016.
  • 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.