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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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5,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 272 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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 New Jersey
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

3% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $139 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$12K

2014

$228K

2015

$280K

2016

Number of Claims

285

2014

3,864

2015

5,196

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

93

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

82

patients, 26% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

13 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

14 90
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 43
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

17 47
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

19 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

20 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 64
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
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 April 12, 2018.
  • 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.