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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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10,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
17% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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 Idaho
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

22 of this provider’s 45 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 270 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$238 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$2.22M

2014

$2.2M

2015

$2.6M

2016

Number of Claims

9,820

2014

10,038

2015

10,930

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
LAMOTRIGINE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

1 26
DULOXETINE HCL 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

2 21
SEROQUEL XR 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 66
BUPROPION XL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

4 34
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

5 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 2
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 47

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
CLONAZEPAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

8 22
ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

9 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

10 31
ARIPIPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 11 42
OLANZAPINE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

P 13 19
OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 11% of all patients

15 32
LATUDA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

P 16 70
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

17 61
TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

18 85
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 97
INVEGA SUSTENNA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 20 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

23 1
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 13
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 9% of all patients

25 39
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

25 6
BUSPIRONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 50
OXYCODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 28
PRISTIQ 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 118
INVEGA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 79
PALIPERIDONE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 35 96
REXULTI 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 36 149
TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

37 90
BELSOMRA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 153
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 60
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

40 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

40 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

40 76
STRATTERA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

43 115
ABILIFY MAINTENA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 157
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 45 54
OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 46 116
VYVANSE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 164
SAPHRIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 48 170
LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

49 4
CLOZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 64
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

51 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 51 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 46
OXCARBAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 86
INVEGA TRINZA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

P 54 176
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

56 8
FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 56 23
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

59 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 60 17
PRAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

61 84
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 198
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 18, 2016.
  • 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.