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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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6,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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 Minnesota
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

23% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$297K

2014

$328K

2015

$346K

2016

Number of Claims

7,244

2014

6,959

2015

6,714

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

70

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

11 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

12 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 67
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

20 55
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

21 122
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

22 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

25 138
CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 154
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 27 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

30 54
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.