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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 269

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 269

429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Minnesota
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$451 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Minnesota
GABAPENTIN 285 121 59 1 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 184 30 34 2 42
COPAXONE 181 79 23 3 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166 166 31 4 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 155 62 33 5 91
LEVETIRACETAM 153 61 29 6 90
BACLOFEN 136 <11 20 7 125
TOPIRAMATE 120 15 22 8 78
LYRICA 107 36 20 9 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 79 27 10 35
NAMENDA 100 70 19 10 59
LAMOTRIGINE 93 33 11 12 55
KEPPRA 85 <11 <11 13 162
PROPRANOLOL HCL 82 23 16 14 165
LAMICTAL 82 <11 <11 14 165
VIMPAT 79 <11 <11 16 169
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 74 74 18 17 173
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74 33 20 17 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 <11 11 19 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 13 16 20 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 <11 <11 21 183
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 64 35 18 22 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 <11 <11 23 68
MODAFINIL 60 32 15 24 189
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Sept. 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.