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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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9,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Montana
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 335 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 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $144 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$458K

2014

$538K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

8,471

2014

9,229

2015

9,701

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
LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

79

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

17 42
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 34
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

19 29
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 61
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

30 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

32 15
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 94
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 38 17
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 41 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 41 70
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 43 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 109
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 45 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 111
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 49 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 50 27
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.