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Prescriber Checkup » Minnesota » Nurse Practitioner

Top Nurse Practitioner Prescribers in Minnesota

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
MARY SHEILA OKEEFE WHNP

Nurse Practitioner

149

$2,710

47
36 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

0%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$18
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

HELEN MORELAND GNP

Nurse Practitioner

180

$6,392

22
16 are 65+

68%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

SHEILA BUEHLER RN

Nurse Practitioner

184

$10.7K

125
111 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

69%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$58
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

PATRICIA RAMLER RN, MSN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

202

$3,922

79
59 are 65+

16%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

65%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$19
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

GAIL FELLMAN GNP

Nurse Practitioner

230

$6,370

40
37 are 65+

30%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$28
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

KATHERINE ZAHASKY RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

238

$14K

55
50 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

0%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$59
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

SUSAN BIANCHI-OLSON NP

Nurse Practitioner

240

$8,699

71
54 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$36
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

ANDREA WAGNER NP

Nurse Practitioner

243

$21.2K

59
54 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$87
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

LINDA LOHNES NP

Nurse Practitioner

253

$6,988

116
81 are 65+

33%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

39%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$28
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

KATY CHARBONEAU NP

Nurse Practitioner

258

$14.2K

67
60 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$55
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

SHANNON VASKE RN-CNP

Nurse Practitioner

258

$5,957

117
95 are 65+

60%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

21%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$23
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

MARY ESSLINGER CNP

Nurse Practitioner

260

$15.3K

99
35 are 65+

57%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

21%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$59
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

ERLA DUTKOWSKI ANP

Nurse Practitioner

260

$69.4K

70
48 are 65+

34%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

19%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$267
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

KIMBERLY PARIKH ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

276

$94.5K

83
72 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$343
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

EMILY GEISSLER NP

Nurse Practitioner

278

$6,091

106
86 are 65+

60%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

24%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

15%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

5%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$22
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

BARBARA POLK FNP

Nurse Practitioner

288

$15.5K

151
134 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

11%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$54
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

DALENE BOTT KITSLAAR NP

Nurse Practitioner

289

$68.4K

86
75 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$237
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

LAURIE VLASAK NP

Nurse Practitioner

294

$16.6K

112
91 are 65+

45%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$57
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

ANDREA MEEKINS APRN

Nurse Practitioner

311

$25.9K

79
70 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$83
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

CYNTHIA SLY ANP

Nurse Practitioner

324

$15.8K

59
52 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$49
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

DEANNE SMITH RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

324

$19.1K

78
68 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

6%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$59
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

RANDINA HARVEY SPRINGER NP

Nurse Practitioner

328

$41K

135
120 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

38%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

47%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$125
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

ELISA HANSON NP

Nurse Practitioner

337

$35.3K

130
101 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$105
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

MARY KERR NP

Nurse Practitioner

363

$16.4K

45
43 are 65+

51%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$45
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

ANN HAYDEN

Nurse Practitioner

375

$12.8K

86
77 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 13%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 5%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 1%

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $68

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank