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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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11,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

40% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$345K

2014

$539K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

8,343

2014

10,684

2015

11,053

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 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

2 15
FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 8
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 25 183
GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 54
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

32 21
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

36 45
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 110
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 44
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

44 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 49
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 77
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

50 232
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 51 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 56
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 65
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 Oct. 11, 2012.
  • 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.