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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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3,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

4,461

2014

4,119

2015

3,691

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS 340

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 300

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 258

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

HUMALOG 241

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 149

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMULIN N 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRULICITY 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Feb. 18, 2009.
  • 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.