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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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7,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

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

33% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 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

$265K

2014

$460K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

3,602

2014

7,128

2015

7,413

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
LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

78

patients, 27% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 22% of all patients

3 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

4 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

10 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

11 48
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

14 4
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

15 11
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 21
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 46
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

22 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 24 58
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

24 78
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 61
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 31
JANUMET XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 223
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 31 40
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 32 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 16
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

34 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

34 41
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 34 47
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 38 200
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
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 Sept. 4, 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.