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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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13,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 North Dakota
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 382 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

17% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$290K

2014

$321K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

6,239

2014

7,346

2015

13,993

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
FUROSEMIDE 706

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 13
CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
SERTRALINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

<11 18 37
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

19 23
TRAZODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
MIRTAZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
BACLOFEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

<11 22 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

<11 24 21
NYSTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

25 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 26 65
FENTANYL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
BUPROPION XL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 29 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11 30 62
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 34
LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

32 40
CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 36
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 37 17
NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 38 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 39 86
LACTULOSE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 71
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 41 81
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

42 152
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 43 106
FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 44 78
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 45 66
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

46 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 47 53
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 48 119
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 49 25
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 49 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 51 33
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 102
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 53 169
METFORMIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 53 16
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 30
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 58 136
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 59 43
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 61 91
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 19
MODAFINIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 63 187
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 147
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 55
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 198
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 198
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 July 27, 2016.
  • 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.