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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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3,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

$253K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 681 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 737 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

2014

$115K

2015

$253K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,528

2015

3,453

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

2 16
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

5 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

6 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

9 49
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

10 30
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

12 15
SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 40
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

18 93
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 March 17, 2015.
  • 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.