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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 519

$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 519

134 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

29% of this provider’s 134 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 134 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 8,309 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% 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

64 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
FUROSEMIDE 547 545 1 6
NAMENDA 398 398 2 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 355 355 3 76
OMEPRAZOLE 338 315 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 314 5 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 300 6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286 283 S3 7 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206 205 8 9
KLOR-CON 10 189 189 9 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158 158 10 2
GABAPENTIN 156 152 11 8
LACTULOSE 155 155 12 132
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 142 12 23
MELOXICAM 129 129 14 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 127 14 179
LISINOPRIL 120 120 16 4
SIMVASTATIN 117 116 17 7
SERTRALINE HCL 109 108 18 40
CARVEDILOL 104 94 19 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 96 20 199
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 86 21 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 84 22 200
NEXIUM 76 76 23 25
RANITIDINE HCL 76 52 23 32
FENTANYL 75 75 S2 25 45
RISPERIDONE 72 72 26 153
AMOXICILLIN 68 67 27 68
TRAZODONE HCL 68 64 27 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 62 29 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 61 30 22
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55 55 31 287
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55 53 R 31 170
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 53 33 18
TRAMADOL HCL 52 50 34 16
PREDNISONE 52 52 34 48
METFORMIN HCL 52 52 34 5
SEROQUEL 52 52 34 297
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 50 38 60
LYRICA 50 30 39 47
DIOVAN 50 50 39 36
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 Feb. 4, 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.