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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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7,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$371K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Minnesota
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

51% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$420K

2014

$374K

2015

$371K

2016

Number of Claims

6,673

2014

6,632

2015

7,060

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 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

8 16
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

A 11 57
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

13 162
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 16 40
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 17
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 81
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 194
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 27 63
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 30 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 31 149
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 33 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 35 29
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

36 102
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. 9, 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.