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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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4,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

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

23 of this provider’s 44 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$178 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.09M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$830K

2016

Number of Claims

6,383

2014

6,626

2015

4,655

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
TRAZODONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

66

patients, 24% of all patients

1 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 252

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

2 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 56
DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

4 26
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

5 20
RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P 6 72
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

6 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

8 65
ARIPIPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

P 9 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

10 30
LAMOTRIGINE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

11 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

12 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 35
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

14 115
PALIPERIDONE ER 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 251
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 15 183
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

18 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

18 145
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 20 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 6% of all patients

21 142
RISPERDAL CONSTA 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 266
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 269
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 89
PRAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 143
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 26 80
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 28 291
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

29 195
INVEGA SUSTENNA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 210
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 April 14, 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.