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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$5.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 Kansas
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

34% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

67% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$364 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $246 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$2.63M

2014

$5.86M

2015

$5.55M

2016

Number of Claims

9,114

2014

13,855

2015

15,241

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 775

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

159

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O 2 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O 3 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 4 24
GENVOYA 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 8% of all patients

5 36
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
ALPRAZOLAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
DRONABINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10 42
OXYCONTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 45
CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

12 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 2
LYRICA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 38
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

15 5
BACLOFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

16 55
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 17 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 58
PROAIR HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 60
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
NORVIR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 61
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
METHADONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 62
PREZCOBIX 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 62
ATRIPLA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 65
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
TRUVADA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 71
ONDANSETRON HCL* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 8% of all patients

32 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

33 37
IBUPROFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 73
ISENTRESS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 75
SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
DESCOVY 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 77
DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 81
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 3
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

40 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 54
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 83
EPZICOM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 47
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 30
VIREAD 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 86
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

50 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 33
EVOTAZ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10 52 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 28
DEXILANT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
ACYCLOVIR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 4% of all patients

57 93
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 67
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

58 56
REYATAZ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 60 94
FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 72
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 62 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 66 27
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 66 19
PREZISTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 101
ANDROGEL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 102
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 103
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 71 62
TRIUMEQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 71 107
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 73 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 74 47
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 114
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 118
ODEFSEY 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 76 118
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 76 52
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

76 118
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 80 122
TIVICAY 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 124
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 82 126
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 18
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 83 10
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 85 129
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 129
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. 11, 2010.
  • 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.