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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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4,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

$272K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

272 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 Indiana
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

25% of this provider’s 272 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 272 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$289K

2014

$302K

2015

$272K

2016

Number of Claims

5,322

2014

5,406

2015

4,783

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 1
LISINOPRIL 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

6 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

7 42
SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

7 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

10 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 44
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 54
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

16 75
METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 24 48
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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • 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.