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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 519

$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 519

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,025 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702 572 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 688 488 2 3
LISINOPRIL 648 505 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 630 371 S3 4 1
LOVASTATIN 624 483 5 19
FUROSEMIDE 604 440 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 413 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 533 361 8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458 317 9 11
GABAPENTIN 455 289 10 8
SIMVASTATIN 443 350 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 401 246 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350 257 13 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 202 14 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296 251 15 14
DIOVAN 291 215 16 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 288 238 17 34
TRAMADOL HCL 262 210 18 16
DIOVAN HCT 256 209 19 33
GLIPIZIDE 250 191 20 65
ALLOPURINOL 237 156 21 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 161 22 23
CARVEDILOL 210 160 23 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 135 24 13
SERTRALINE HCL 205 154 25 40
ACTOS 194 137 26 173
FENOFIBRATE 193 138 27 57
ATENOLOL 189 145 28 28
GEMFIBROZIL 184 96 29 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 157 29 18
NEXIUM 177 108 31 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 177 112 R 31 53
CLOPIDOGREL 173 136 33 39
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 137 34 145
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 122 35 76
CLONIDINE HCL 159 134 36 30
MECLIZINE HCL 148 131 37 100
MELOXICAM 147 75 38 12
PLAVIX 137 102 39 56
VERAPAMIL HCL 137 108 10 39 205
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135 99 41 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 92 42 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 106 43 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 123 76 44 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 68 45 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 79 46 42
VERAPAMIL ER 116 82 46 162
CYMBALTA 115 21 48 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 72 49 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 105 83 50 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 78 50 62
BENICAR 105 72 50 178
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 63 R 53 59
CRESTOR 98 80 54 27
NAMENDA 97 97 55 96
ZETIA 95 69 56 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 48 R 56 31
COLCRYS 94 75 58 165
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 79 58 136
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 91 60 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 87 60 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 59 62 58
COLESTIPOL HCL 89 56 63 231
LYRICA 88 33 64 47
RAMIPRIL 85 75 65 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 60 66 63
BYSTOLIC 80 45 67 113
FAMOTIDINE 79 66 68 134
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79 57 R 68 239
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 48 70 240
PREDNISONE 77 64 71 48
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 58 72 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 31 73 184
PROAIR HFA 75 34 73 67
SINGULAIR 73 42 75 89
DIGOXIN 72 60 76 78
RANITIDINE HCL 70 55 77 32
DETROL LA 67 56 78 255
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 26 79 94
VENTOLIN HFA 65 44 80 120
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 38 80 179
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 48 82 69
BENICAR HCT 64 50 82 181
SPIRIVA 64 33 82 92
KLOR-CON M20 63 55 85 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 45 86 148
LANTUS 62 35 86 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 49 88 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 28 89 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 48 90 44
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 31 91 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 25 92 91
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 41 92 283
MOEXIPRIL HCL 55 42 94 287
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 33 94 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 47 96 220
GLYBURIDE 54 42 R 96 99
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 54 43 R 96 209
KLOR-CON 8 53 38 99 292
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 40 99 106
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 46 101 166
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 27 102 168
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 35 102 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 35 102 74
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 June 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.