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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 619 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $121 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$439K

2014

$695K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

9,310

2014

15,608

2015

17,737

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,081

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

9 48
MIRTAZAPINE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

10 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

18 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
MEMANTINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

P 22 39
METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

10 26 182
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 5
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 84
NYSTOP 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

37 162
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 123
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 65
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 23
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 36
BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 48 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 49 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

49 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 153
DEXILANT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 157
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 35
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 61
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 32
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 10
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 163
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 87
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 274
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 60
LOPERAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

62 277
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 191
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 63 174
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 67 45
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 125
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 115
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 May 23, 2008.
  • 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.