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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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9,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

$989K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

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

31 of this provider’s 50 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 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

2014

$657K

2015

$989K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,457

2015

9,054

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
ALPRAZOLAM 612

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

1 14
TRAZODONE HCL 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

2 26
CLONAZEPAM 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

3 28
LAMOTRIGINE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 52
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

5 59
DULOXETINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

6 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

P 7 34
RISPERIDONE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 10% of all patients

P 8 41
ARIPIPRAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

P 9 65
OLANZAPINE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

11 44
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
LORAZEPAM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
PRAZOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

15 69
MIRTAZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

16 47
SEROQUEL XR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 113
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 7% of all patients

21 73
PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 79
BUPROPION XL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
LATUDA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 113
BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 146
CLOZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 27 133
PROPRANOLOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 181
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 119
HALOPERIDOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 135
DOXEPIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 194
REXULTI 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P 34 229
VENLAFAXINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 36 201
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 37 156
BUPROPION HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 259
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 149
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 39 262
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 103
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 151
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 204
FETZIMA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 44 274
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 275
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 290
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. 9, 2013.
  • 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.