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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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12,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 Iowa
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

27% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$482K

2014

$529K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

10,226

2014

11,222

2015

12,533

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
OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
VENTOLIN HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 66
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 14
SYMBICORT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 61
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

26 30
CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

27 49
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

28 21
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 40
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 100
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 62
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 55
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 37 46
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 70
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 146
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 51 29
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 52 22
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 Dec. 27, 2017.
  • 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.