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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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19,732Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

36% of this provider’s 561 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$142K

2014

$535K

2015

$827K

2016

Number of Claims

3,838

2014

14,048

2015

19,732

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
SERTRALINE HCL 1,036

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 19
TRAZODONE HCL 756

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
FUROSEMIDE 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

6 3
RISPERIDONE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

P 7 28
GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

O 12 2
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

13 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
LORAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

15 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 62
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

21 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
MIRTAZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

23 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 25 18
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 48
OLANZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P 27 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

28 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 51
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 60
METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

A 35 80
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 82
FENTANYL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 44
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
OXYCODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 41 33
NYSTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

42 130
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 95
XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 93
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 58
LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 127
LAMOTRIGINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 50 26
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 119
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

52 52
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 161
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 126
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 57 35
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 168
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

59 172
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 59 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 62 41
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

65 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 78
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 186
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 22
HALOPERIDOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 71 75
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 198
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 Dec. 9, 2014.
  • 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.