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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 249 providers in this state and specialty

382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 297 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

65% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$395 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$881K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

3,200

2014

3,339

2015

3,902

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
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 370

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

1 51
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 335

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

91

patients, 24% of all patients

2 46
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

3 12
VICTOZA 3-PAK 277

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

4 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

5 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

6 40
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 219

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

7 131
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

8 149
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

9 79
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 67
INVOKANA 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

10 120
NOVOLOG 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

12 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

13 199
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 200
UNIFINE PENTIPS 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 215
FARXIGA 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

16 223
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 162
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 18 55
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 KWIKPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 245
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 183
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 Dec. 14, 2016.
  • 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.