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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 519

$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 519

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

2% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,879 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 457 172 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 344 157 2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 331 175 3 3
LOVASTATIN 224 145 4 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204 126 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 189 113 6 6
LISINOPRIL 185 104 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 184 114 8 7
NEXIUM 182 70 9 25
METFORMIN HCL 181 84 10 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 178 63 11 26
MELOXICAM 170 67 12 12
TRAZODONE HCL 164 59 13 52
AZITHROMYCIN 162 101 14 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157 109 15 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 77 16 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 81 17 42
TRAMADOL HCL 133 66 18 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 84 19 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 75 20 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 63 21 29
CARVEDILOL 99 83 22 15
CRESTOR 93 28 23 27
LOVAZA 88 50 24 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 57 25 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 31 R 26 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 48 27 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 47 28 13
SINGULAIR 74 28 28 89
SERTRALINE HCL 71 21 30 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 46 31 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 34 32 11
SYNTHROID 67 46 33 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 48 34 10
VENTOLIN HFA 63 30 35 120
DIOVAN 63 43 35 36
CELEBREX 63 30 35 137
FLUCONAZOLE 63 39 35 128
RANITIDINE HCL 62 35 39 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 0 R 39 79
METHOCARBAMOL 61 13 R 41 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 46 41 44
CYMBALTA 60 26 43 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 13 43 46
ALLOPURINOL 56 46 45 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 51 45 76
AMOXICILLIN 55 39 47 68
MECLIZINE HCL 54 42 48 100
CLOPIDOGREL 53 28 49 39
TRILIPIX 53 30 49 193
SYMBICORT 53 28 49 140
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 36 49 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 24 49 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 25 54 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 39 54 91
DEXILANT 50 11 56 127
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 Aug. 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.