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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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9,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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 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 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$189K

2014

$344K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

4,252

2014

7,903

2015

9,751

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
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
FENTANYL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 5 41
FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
LORAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

9 20
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

13 16
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
JANTOVEN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
CEFDINIR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 135
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 27 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 31 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 34 99
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 35 71
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 121
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 106
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 112
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 22
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 9, 2013.
  • 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.