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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

$418K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Iowa
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

38% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 343 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$415K

2015

$418K

2016

Number of Claims

9,977

2014

11,066

2015

9,428

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
OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

19 35
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 22
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

25 33
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 24
MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 99
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

33 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

35 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 36 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 38 38
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 55
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 27
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 41 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 41 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

43 111
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 43 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 63
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 Aug. 20, 2008.
  • 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.