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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 86

$319K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 86

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in North Dakota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in North Dakota
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222 217* 46 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 215 210* 58 2 5
LISINOPRIL 210 187 53 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 210 187 49 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201 172 47 5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 176 38 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 173 168* 49 7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 138 47 8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 141 114 21 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 135 111 36 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 121* 28 11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 121* 19 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114 103 36 13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 101* 27 14 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 98* 17 15 27
JANTOVEN 96 91* 20 16 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 89* 26 17 23
NAMENDA 92 <11 <11 18 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 79* 19 19 30
TRAMADOL HCL 76 76 32 20 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 <11 <11 21 120
ATENOLOL 65 60* 18 22 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 59* 17 23 13
FENOFIBRATE* 64 59* 12 23 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 57* 42 25 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 55* 27 S3 26 11
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 57 <11 <11 27 130
NEXIUM 55 <11 <11 28 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 54 12 29 32
LOVASTATIN 51 <11 <11 30 85
LANTUS 50 <11 <11 31 47
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.