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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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9,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$273K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 Iowa
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

41% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$279K

2014

$240K

2015

$273K

2016

Number of Claims

8,658

2014

8,448

2015

9,021

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 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

9 16
FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 39
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 23 8
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

25 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 36
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 29 192
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 33 23
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 34 22
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 67
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 36 40
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

37 21
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 38 77
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 46
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 41
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 42 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 91
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 March 3, 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.