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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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4,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

$251K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 199 providers in this state and specialty

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 213 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

47% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 268 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$141K

2014

$173K

2015

$251K

2016

Number of Claims

2,677

2014

3,862

2015

4,807

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 252

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

3 15
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

5 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

6 72
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

7 31
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 13 8
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 15 125
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 16 123
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 19 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 12
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 22 76
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 23 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 24 82
NYSTOP 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

25 177
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 26 84
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 Nov. 16, 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.