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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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7,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$334K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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 Minnesota
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

24% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$184K

2014

$207K

2015

$334K

2016

Number of Claims

4,848

2014

5,304

2015

7,004

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

5 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
METFORMIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 39
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 13
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 32
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 33 56
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 54
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
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. 13, 2010.
  • 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.