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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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10,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Iowa
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

39% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$416K

2014

$532K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

8,006

2014

9,322

2015

10,849

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 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
DULOXETINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

10 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 17
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 49
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

24 25
SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 32 37
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 41 144
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 18
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 43
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 56
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 48 108
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 48 40
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 52 142
OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 58
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 246
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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.