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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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5,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 159 providers in this state and specialty

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 Idaho
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

22% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $114 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$288K

2014

$282K

2015

$348K

2016

Number of Claims

6,510

2014

5,709

2015

5,857

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

80

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

O 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 43
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

15 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

20 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 22 126
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 23 68
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 24 30
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 25 72
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

27 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 57
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

29 97
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 Dec. 19, 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.