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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 148

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 148

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

19 of this provider’s 34 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 21%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$170 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $133 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.16M

2012

$1.15M

2013

$1.23M

2014

$1.28M

2015

Number of Claims

8,732

2012

8,847

2013

8,622

2014

7,553

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

63

patients, 25% of all patients

1 50
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

58

patients, 23% of all patients

2 13
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

P 3 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

R 4 38
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

5 26
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

P 6 27
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

P 7 54
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

8 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

9 67
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

10 28
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

11 33
CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 12 61
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

13 10
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 14 72
OXCARBAZEPINE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat seizures caused by epilepsy in adults and children 2 years of age and older. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 97
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

16 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 79
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

R 18 88
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

20 56
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

21 18
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 60
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P 23 53
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 101
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 89
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

26 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

27 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

28 31
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

R 29 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

R 30 30
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

30 25
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 32 83
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 104
STRATTERA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 113
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 118
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 55
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

R 37 115
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 38 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

39 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

R 40 99
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 41 76
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 75
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 129
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 108
GUANFACINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R 45 174
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Dec. 9, 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.