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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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4,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

$186K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

0% of this provider’s 315 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

31% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$152K

2014

$244K

2015

$186K

2016

Number of Claims

3,164

2014

5,235

2015

4,221

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
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

6 19
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

7 40
METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 13
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

11 31
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

12 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

13 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 5
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 23 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
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 March 17, 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.