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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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4,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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 Montana
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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 130 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$153 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$534K

2014

$609K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

3,219

2014

3,689

2015

4,322

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 275

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 25% of all patients

P 1 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

46

patients, 35% of all patients

P 2 38
CLONAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

3 21
OLANZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

P 4 57
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 15% of all patients

5 25
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 16% of all patients

6 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

7 89
PRAZOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

8 94
RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 14% of all patients

10 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

11 37
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 12% of all patients

11 23
LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 12% of all patients

13 33
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

13 27
CLOZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 15 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 16 42
GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

17 9
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

18 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 94
LATUDA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 20 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 21 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 9% of all patients

22 18
LITHIUM CARBONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 119
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 22 1
SEROQUEL XR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 128
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 130
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 43
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 142
OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 4
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 2, 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.