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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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6,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1234 providers in this state and specialty

$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1234 providers in this state and specialty

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 186 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

93% 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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$592K

2014

$801K

2015

$998K

2016

Number of Claims

5,578

2014

6,586

2015

6,389

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,268

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

289

patients, 52% of all patients

O 1 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 522

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 12
GABAPENTIN 436

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

O 5 44
OXYCONTIN 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

7 33
FENTANYL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 65
LYRICA 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

9 50
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

9 40
CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

11 38
DIAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

12 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 55
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 281
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
METHADONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 73
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

18 140
OPANA ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 237
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 61
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 22 85
VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 212
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 144
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 107
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 339
CARISOPRODOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 183
EMBEDA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 352
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 203
PILOCARPINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 359
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 April 25, 2014.
  • 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.