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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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2,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 470 providers in this state and specialty

$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 470 providers in this state and specialty

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 110 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

98% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$135 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

2014

$401K

2015

$381K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,651

2015

2,831

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 439

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

103

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 2
OXYCODONE HCL 371

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

69

patients, 25% of all patients

O 2 40
FENTANYL 274

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 271

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 71
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 165

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 75
OXYCONTIN 105

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 78
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

8 123
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
CARISOPRODOL 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 161
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

11 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

12 60
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 Sept. 26, 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.