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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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6,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

6% of this provider’s 322 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

31% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$45 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

2014

$262K

2015

$313K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,252

2015

6,891

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

1 24
FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

2 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

97

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
FENTANYL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 7 39
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

9 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

9 30
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 59
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 40
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

15 76
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

16 36
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

18 253
OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 18 37
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 20 84
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 4
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 70
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 79
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 28 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

29 288
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A 30 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 32 121
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 Nov. 11, 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.