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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

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

24% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$214K

2014

$287K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

4,216

2014

4,922

2015

7,792

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 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

7 63
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

14 30
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 8
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 26 127
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 30 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 31 29
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 31 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 33 87
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 45
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 36 42
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 37 25
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 39 118
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 40 57
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. 13, 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.