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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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5,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

35% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 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

$264K

2014

$383K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

4,456

2014

5,735

2015

5,201

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

5 14
METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

12 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 5
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

18 187
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 19 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 90
SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 23 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
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. 15, 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.