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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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9,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

0% of this provider’s 399 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

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

87% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

2014

$109K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,418

2015

9,394

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 1,581

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

303

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,330

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

O 2 8
GABAPENTIN 1,136

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

239

patients, 32% of all patients

3 4
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 673

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 34
MELOXICAM 467

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

5 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 30
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 10
NABUMETONE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

8 150
LYRICA 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

10 43
OXYCODONE HCL 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 36
METHADONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 123
FENTANYL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 32
OXYCONTIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 64
BACLOFEN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

15 49
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

16 178
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 17 145
METHOCARBAMOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 161
CARISOPRODOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

19 232
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

20 20
CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 163
OPANA ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 180
LINZESS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 164
ETODOLAC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 290
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 100
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 244
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 June 6, 2018.
  • 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.