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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$152K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

132 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

27% of this provider’s 121 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

61% of this provider’s 132 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 132 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

10% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$178K

2014

$171K

2015

$152K

2016

Number of Claims

5,603

2014

5,415

2015

5,957

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
GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

27

patients, 20% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
TEMAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

8 147
METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 15% of all patients

9 12
RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

P 10 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 11 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

12 33
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 13% of all patients

14 3
LEVOFLOXACIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

59

patients, 45% of all patients

A 15 160
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 11% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

O 17 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

19 92
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

19 87
FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 14% of all patients

21 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

22 26
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 22 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 24 21
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 25 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

26 11
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

27 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 28% of all patients

28 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

29 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

30 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 31 47
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 31 35
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

33 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 34 152
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 34 38
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 4
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 19% of all patients

37 167
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 21% of all patients

38 229
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 June 2, 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.