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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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12,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 466 providers in this state and specialty

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

2% of this provider’s 673 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$640K

2014

$743K

2015

$778K

2016

Number of Claims

11,424

2014

12,802

2015

12,872

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 806

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

3 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

7 14
GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

9 4
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
CLONAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

13 28
METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 8
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 10
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

21 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 32
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 62
LEVEMIR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 169
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 57
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 63
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 118
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 26
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 41 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 40
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 58
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

46 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 49 125
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 50 168
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 50 203
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 50 235
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 86
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 54 30
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 57 241
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 58 48
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 58 225
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 160
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 Oct. 12, 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.