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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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10,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

42% of this provider’s 121 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 372 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

9,388

2014

10,280

2015

10,449

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 790

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

97

patients, 26% of all patients

1 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 39
ARIPIPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

P 3 70
TRAZODONE HCL 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

82

patients, 22% of all patients

4 36
RISPERIDONE 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

P 5 55
SERTRALINE HCL 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

6 18
DULOXETINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

7 41
ALPRAZOLAM 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

8 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10 45
LAMOTRIGINE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 67
DIAZEPAM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

13 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 74
BUPROPION HCL SR 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

15 96
MIRTAZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

16 56
OLANZAPINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 77
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

18 21
GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 81
PAROXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 103
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 150
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 84
BUPROPION XL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

26 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 68
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 239
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 154
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 30 99
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 31 252
TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 254
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 187
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 156
CLOZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 35 172
PRAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 36 228
LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 37 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 305
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 Aug. 24, 2010.
  • 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.