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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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14,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 179 providers in this state and specialty

$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 179 providers in this state and specialty

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Illinois
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

21% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $189 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$442K

2014

$736K

2015

$802K

2016

Number of Claims

8,561

2014

15,212

2015

14,962

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 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

1 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

6 28
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 50
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

13 17
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

14 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

15 25
VENTOLIN HFA 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

16 49
TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

O 17 14
PROAIR HFA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

18 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

19 20
LIDOCAINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

20 72
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 1
ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

22 57
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 9
IBUPROFEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

25 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

26 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 54
NAPROXEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 68
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 23
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

32 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

33 65
GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

34 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 113
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 86
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 6
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

38 79
JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 84
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

41 88
BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

41 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

44 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 81
SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

47 34
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

49 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

50 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

51 100
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 35
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 63
FLOVENT HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

54 140
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

55 102
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 69
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 48
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 27
HYDROCORTISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

59 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

60 107
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 81
CLONIDINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 151
LOPERAMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

64 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 64
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

66 33
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 43
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 68 166
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 59
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 18
GLIPIZIDE XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

70 174
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 116
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

72 175
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 175
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

75 187
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

76 44
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 April 29, 2018.
  • 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.