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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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7,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$442K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

37% of this provider’s 312 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 312 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $92 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$288K

2014

$312K

2015

$442K

2016

Number of Claims

5,787

2014

5,788

2015

7,982

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
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

1 26
FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

4 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

8 1
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 17
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

13 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 50
PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

17 27
BUPROPION XL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 66
OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

19 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 38
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 55
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

24 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

29 27
VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 29 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 31 24
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 34 122
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 35 90
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.