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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

$227K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 44 providers in this state and specialty

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $246 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$141K

2014

$179K

2015

$227K

2016

Number of Claims

3,736

2014

3,725

2015

4,637

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

6 14
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

8 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

9 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 88
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

11 30
ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

12 32
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 5
FUROSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 6
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 16 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 47
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 52
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 7
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

19 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

21 49
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
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 17, 2015.
  • 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.