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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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6,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$444K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Minnesota
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

25% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$467K

2014

$494K

2015

$444K

2016

Number of Claims

6,876

2014

6,707

2015

6,624

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 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
JANTOVEN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 25 96
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 135
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 33 57
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. 3, 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.