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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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5,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$314K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

20% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$53 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

$193K

2014

$304K

2015

$314K

2016

Number of Claims

3,725

2014

5,110

2015

5,958

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 315

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

10 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 13
METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 24
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 26 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 29 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 29 32
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 31 22
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 Aug. 9, 2013.
  • 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.