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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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5,261Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

176 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

22% of this provider’s 176 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 176 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

2014

$212K

2015

$323K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

3,675

2015

5,261

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 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

<11 5 15
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

7 82
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 13
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

12 7
NOVOFINE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

13 139
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 15 14
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

16 77
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

18 45
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 19 16
PROVENTIL HFA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

20 198
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

21 113
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 23 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 24 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 25 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

26 27
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 27 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

28 10
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 17
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

30 62
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
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 16, 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.