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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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9,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 319 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 319 providers in this state and specialty

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Wisconsin
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

18% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$370K

2014

$791K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

4,558

2014

7,571

2015

9,088

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

110

patients, 26% of all patients

1 10
PROAIR HFA 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

2 51
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

3 8
CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

4 35
GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

7 98
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

9 19
OMEPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

12 20
LIDOCAINE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

13 55
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

14 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

17 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

18 37
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

20 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
ALCOHOL PADS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 144
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 58
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

26 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 103
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 112
CHANTIX 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

10 32 158
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 165
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 167
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 1
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

39 26
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 181
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 27
SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 7
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 31
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 66
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 139
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 123
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 129
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 79
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 19, 2012.
  • 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.