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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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4,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 804 providers in this state and specialty

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

3% of this provider’s 324 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

27% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$332K

2014

$362K

2015

$296K

2016

Number of Claims

4,277

2014

4,931

2015

4,533

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

1 2
ELIQUIS 312

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

2 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

3 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

7 59
OMEPRAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

9 24
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

10 76
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

11 25
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 39
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

13 131
LISINOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

14 3
HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 93
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 7
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 17 22
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 18 84
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 19 40
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 20 63
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.