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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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3,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$220K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

7% of this provider’s 547 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$129K

2014

$143K

2015

$220K

2016

Number of Claims

1,789

2014

2,536

2015

3,150

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 231

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

O 1 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 163

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

2 30
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

3 11
LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

4 25
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 5 14
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

6 84
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

8 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

9 59
NUEDEXTA 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 10 132
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

11 26
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

11 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 13 91
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

14 40
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 15 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 137
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 March 11, 2013.
  • 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.