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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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6,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

33 of this provider’s 82 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$561K

2014

$615K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

5,332

2014

5,937

2015

6,140

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
CLONAZEPAM 425

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

66

patients, 25% of all patients

1 32
LAMOTRIGINE 356

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

2 44
ALPRAZOLAM 338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

3 33
LORAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

4 21
RISPERIDONE 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 55
TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

6 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 39
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 143
ARIPIPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 9 70
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

11 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

12 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

13 68
OLANZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

15 45
MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

16 56
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

17 74
BUPROPION XL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

19 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

20 81
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 99
PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 108
LITHIUM CARBONATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 154
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

24 89
GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

25 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 26 103
LATUDA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 139
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 28 94
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 202
FANAPT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 289
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 84
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 305
ZALEPLON 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 308
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 34 311
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 Jan. 16, 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.