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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 39 providers in this state and specialty

945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

111 of this provider’s 429 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 945 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 945 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $132 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$921K

2014

$1.74M

2015

$2.04M

2016

Number of Claims

17,507

2014

32,727

2015

38,271

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 1,789

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

212

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

204

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

186

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,091

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 917

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 14
TRAZODONE HCL 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 549

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

15 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

16 28
SERTRALINE HCL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
MELOXICAM 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
LORAZEPAM 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
IBUPROFEN 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

20 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
CLOPIDOGREL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
RISPERIDONE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

27 17
TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 11
LEVETIRACETAM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 48
GEMFIBROZIL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
OLANZAPINE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 51
CLONAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 64
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
BACLOFEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
PROAIR HFA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

42 55
PAROXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 68
HALOPERIDOL 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 69
LOVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

47 36
CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
LAMOTRIGINE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 71
LYRICA 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
OXCARBAZEPINE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 73
FAMOTIDINE* 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 73
VENTOLIN HFA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

56 39
NEXIUM 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

57 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

59 49
SYMBICORT 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 38
MEMANTINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

64 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 80
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

67 81
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

68 66
AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A 69 46
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 82
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 83
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

74 84
CARBAMAZEPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 85
FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 85
ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 30
VESICARE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A 81 61
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 90
NYSTATIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

83 91
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 91
SUCRALFATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 94
HYDROCORTISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

86 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 3% of all patients

87 96
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 98
ELIQUIS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 99
CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 99
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 101
CALCITRIOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 102
PHENOBARBITAL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 103
NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

94 103
LACTULOSE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

94 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 106
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 98 107
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

100 109
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 77
MYRBETRIQ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 110
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 103 111
TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

103 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

105 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

106 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 114
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 108 116
AMITIZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 119
PRIMIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 121
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 113 122
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 125
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 126
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

116 128
OLANZAPINE ODT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 128
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 44
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

119 130
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

120 131
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 121 132
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 133
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

123 134
VIMPAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 124 136
CONSTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

125 138
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

126 139
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

127 20
SINGLE USE SWAB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

128 140
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 129 96
LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 129 144
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 131 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 131 145
MIDODRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 131 145
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 134 149
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 134 149
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. 21, 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.