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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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11,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

$502K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

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

72% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 483 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 14%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$365K

2014

$441K

2015

$502K

2016

Number of Claims

9,983

2014

11,445

2015

11,630

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 751

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

6 16
TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 49
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
NAMENDA XR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

13 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
OXYCODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 7
FENTANYL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 16 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

18 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

19 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 23
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 38
LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 73
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 59
TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 43
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 15
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 54
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 57
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 22
METFORMIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 18
NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 98
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 20
NYSTOP 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 175
MORPHINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 42 90
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

44 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 47 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 48 29
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 27
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 3, 2009.
  • 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.