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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 510 providers in this state and specialty

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 510 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 155 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

92% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$147 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $153 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$665K

2014

$674K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

5,086

2014

5,168

2015

5,254

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 959

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

133

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 8
GABAPENTIN 477

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

103

patients, 32% of all patients

2 4
FENTANYL 373

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

O 3 49
OXYCODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 46
DULOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

7 38
LYRICA 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

9 31
OXYCONTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

10 64
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 71
LIDOCAINE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

13 120
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

13 37
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 259
NUCYNTA 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 177
TOPIRAMATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 50
METHADONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 18 73
OPANA ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 19 302
NUCYNTA ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 227
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 88
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. 13, 2007.
  • 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.