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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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7,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 Minnesota
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

17% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$526K

2014

$627K

2015

$738K

2016

Number of Claims

6,569

2014

7,293

2015

7,678

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
LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
SIMVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 21
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
OXYCODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 9
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

22 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

26 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

28 27
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

33 71
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 156
BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 67
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 16
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 Sept. 24, 2009.
  • 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.