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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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6,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 113 providers in this state and specialty

409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

8% of this provider’s 361 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

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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$759K

2014

$819K

2015

$880K

2016

Number of Claims

5,262

2014

5,751

2015

6,691

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 1,413

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,338

prescriptions.

222

patients, 54% of all patients

1 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 647

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

2 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 569

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

103

patients, 25% of all patients

3 52
MEMANTINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

4 54
GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
CLONAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

6 41
NAMENDA XR 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

7 46
AZILECT 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

8 109
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

10 59
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

11 28
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

12 37
TOPIRAMATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 14 63
RIVASTIGMINE* 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

15 142
PRIMIDONE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

16 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

17 62
LAMOTRIGINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

19 65
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 127
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 71
AMANTADINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 173
SEROQUEL XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P 23 173
MYRBETRIQ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 25 57
EXELON 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 175
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 48
RYTARY 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 193
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
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 Jan. 27, 2011.
  • 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.