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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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5,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 102 providers in this state and specialty

269 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

29 of this provider’s 76 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$125 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $186 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$641K

2014

$703K

2015

$718K

2016

Number of Claims

4,978

2014

5,263

2015

5,738

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
CLONAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

1 27
TRAZODONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

2 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

P 3 40
ALPRAZOLAM 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

4 24
LAMOTRIGINE 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

5 36
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

6 33
LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

7 28
ARIPIPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

8 57
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

10 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

11 49
LOXAPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 49
BUPROPION XL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

14 56
LITHIUM CARBONATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

15 75
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 16 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

17 45
DIAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

18 106
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 106
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 115
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 76
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
INVEGA SUSTENNA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 24 120
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 123
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 79
OXCARBAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 27 124
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

28 94
SEROQUEL XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 130
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 31 134
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 137
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 81
PRAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

35 106
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 35 1
REXULTI 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 153
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 38 103
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

38 162
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.