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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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6,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 Iowa
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

23% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$407K

2014

$410K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

6,898

2014

6,644

2015

6,212

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

5 9
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

5 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 36
TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 4
FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 81
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 55
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 19
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 50
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 14
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 March 23, 2017.
  • 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.