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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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6,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

$268K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 345 providers in this state and specialty

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 Iowa
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

56% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 393 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$259K

2014

$240K

2015

$268K

2016

Number of Claims

6,322

2014

5,602

2015

6,288

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

11 12
ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 27
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

16 76
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 17 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

A 19 139
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 20 24
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 20 168
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A 23 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 50
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 17
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 27 39
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

29 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 31 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 32 16
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 27, 2015.
  • 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.