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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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8,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

37% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 433 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$577K

2014

$583K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

9,351

2014

8,986

2015

8,464

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 584

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

105

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

6 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
DIGOXIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

9 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 6
JANTOVEN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

11 22
FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
BUMETANIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 101
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 43
BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 13
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

A 20 57
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 17
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 25 40
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 145
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 28 194
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 32 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 33 61
METFORMIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 122
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 121
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.