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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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10,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

9% of this provider’s 531 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

39% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$166K

2014

$320K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

3,677

2014

6,791

2015

10,135

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
TORSEMIDE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

1 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

182

patients, 31% of all patients

O 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

3 19
PREDNISONE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

4 23
DULOXETINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

5 26
ELIQUIS 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

6 66
OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

8 81
LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

9 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

10 2
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 30
MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 76
AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

A 14 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 59
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
RAMIPRIL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 181
LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

A 21 91
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
LIDOCAINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

25 137
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 3
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 40
NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 31 84
FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 39
CEFUROXIME 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 159
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 12
RISPERIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

37 107
METOLAZONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 260
METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 8
CEFTRIAXONE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 263
VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 41 121
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 15
HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 4
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 89
LIDOCAINE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

48 296
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

49 177
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 31, 2008.
  • 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.