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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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8,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 726 providers in this state and specialty

1,360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,249 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

0% of this provider’s 1,360 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

16% 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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

$344K

2014

$714K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

6,575

2014

12,367

2015

8,814

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 646

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

241

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

179

patients, 13% of all patients

2 12
CARVEDILOL 575

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

242

patients, 18% of all patients

3 24
LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

200

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

190

patients, 14% of all patients

5 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

180

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

161

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

150

patients, 11% of all patients

9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
XARELTO 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

12 103
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
CARTIA XT 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

14 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

15 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

16 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
ELIQUIS 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

18 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

20 11
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

21 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

23 237
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

24 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

25 77
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 123
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

27 250
PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

27 250
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

27 187
SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

30 255
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

31 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

32 54
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

33 275
IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

34 164
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 10, 2017.
  • 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.