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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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8,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 849 providers in this state and specialty

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

10% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $130 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

2014

$160K

2015

$309K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,125

2015

8,080

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
ENDOCET 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

137

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 123
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
VENTOLIN HFA 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

10 33
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

13 22
GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 70
SYMBICORT 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

15 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 157
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 37
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 26
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 91
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 50
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 121
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 12
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 10
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 2
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 135
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 Jan. 8, 2015.
  • 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.