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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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5,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

22% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$360K

2014

$473K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

3,388

2014

4,618

2015

5,202

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 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

2 16
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

6 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

8 43
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

12 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 29
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 143
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

18 41
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 48
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 92
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 75
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. 30, 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.