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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$225K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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 Minnesota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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Antibiotics

51% of this provider’s 177 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 177 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 31%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$246K

2014

$244K

2015

$225K

2016

Number of Claims

6,792

2014

7,327

2015

7,737

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
FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

53

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

2 15
TRAMADOL HCL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

48

patients, 27% of all patients

O 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

37

patients, 21% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

12 21
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

15 26
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

16 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

18 38
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

19 46
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

20 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

21 43
GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

22 6
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

23 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 25 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 26 27
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 28 52
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 80
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 42
SSD 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

31 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 33 48
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 7
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 Sept. 6, 2012.
  • 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.