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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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3,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

$263K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

0% of this provider’s 773 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 843 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 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

$164K

2014

$222K

2015

$263K

2016

Number of Claims

2,574

2014

3,031

2015

3,354

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL 734

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

1 18
FINASTERIDE 340

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

2 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

3 77
VESICARE 183

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

4 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

A 5 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

6 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

A 7 106
DUTASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

8 192
CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 9 68
TOVIAZ 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

9 129
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

11 153
TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 12 148
RAPAFLO 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

13 198
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

14 66
NITROFURANTOIN* 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A 15 188
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 16 108
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

17 146
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 Nov. 24, 2010.
  • 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.