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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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12,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 138 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 Montana
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

26% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$631K

2014

$730K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

9,557

2014

11,335

2015

12,067

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 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
DULOXETINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

3 27
OMEPRAZOLE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 3
GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

10 21
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 46
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 12
MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

18 37
TEMAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 10
ARIPIPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 38
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 47
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 14
IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

26 67
BUPROPION XL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 15
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

30 67
BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 85
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 20
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 109
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

40 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 43 36
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

43 54
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 45 96
BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 45 113
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 47 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 97
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 51 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 52 69
TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 59
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 54 122
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 54 122
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 58 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 94
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 63
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 49
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 63 60
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 33
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 65 32
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 Jan. 30, 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.