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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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7,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 420 providers in this state and specialty

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

30% of this provider’s 469 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 469 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

$55 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

$533K

2014

$537K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

7,502

2014

7,268

2015

7,462

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
OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 17
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 11
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 50
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

18 36
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 102
BUPROPION HCL SR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 145
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 21
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 19
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 49
JANTOVEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 81
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 35
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 40
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 80
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 32 92
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 32 42
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 217
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 95
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 38 87
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.