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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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 North Dakota
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

43% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 240 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$247K

2014

$307K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

5,175

2014

5,741

2015

5,800

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
OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

11 137
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

18 57
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 15
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 21 20
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

22 74
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 26 92
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 13
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 27 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 27 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 30 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 31 65
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 31 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

31 36
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 June 19, 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.