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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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4,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 203 providers in this state and specialty

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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 Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 449 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

63% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$485 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $110 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.59M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

3,995

2014

4,353

2015

4,436

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
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 574

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

151

patients, 29% of all patients

10 1 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 501

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

136

patients, 26% of all patients

2 65
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 481

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

10 3 83
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 396

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

143

patients, 27% of all patients

4 77
METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
HUMALOG 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 128
LANTUS 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

7 116
GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 54
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 103
LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 2
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

12 186
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

13 189
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

14 7
SIMVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 224
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 Feb. 14, 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.