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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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7,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

$374K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Idaho
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

23% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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 $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$161K

2014

$239K

2015

$374K

2016

Number of Claims

2,980

2014

5,367

2015

7,409

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

18 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 101
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 55
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 83
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 68
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 30 86
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 32 80
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 35 112
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 40
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 Dec. 15, 2014.
  • 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.