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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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10,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

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

27% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$491K

2014

$475K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

10,002

2014

9,761

2015

10,047

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
SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

6 17
OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
JANTOVEN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

15 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 2
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 82
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

21 49
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

25 55
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 93
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 14
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 97
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 99
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 46
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 102
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 21
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 81
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 118
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 46 121
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 56
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 48 40
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 127
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 41
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 44
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 Aug. 6, 2012.
  • 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.