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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 417

$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 417

842 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 766 228 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745 506 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 685 508 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 649 460 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 503 303 5 9
LISINOPRIL 433 280 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373 313 7 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 241 8 14
CARVEDILOL 319 240 9 30
OMEPRAZOLE 283 181 10 3
KLOR-CON 10 271 229 11 113
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259 156 12 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243 175 13 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 160 14 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223 171 15 17
GABAPENTIN 223 149 15 5
MELOXICAM 222 208 17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 128 18 29
DIOVAN 205 151 19 87
PLAVIX 197 133 20 69
CLONIDINE HCL 191 113 21 56
CLOPIDOGREL 183 142 22 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175 135 23 111
TRAMADOL HCL 174 76 24 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 129 25 51
AZITHROMYCIN 163 84 26 38
NIFEDIAC CC 162 134 27 200
SPIRONOLACTONE 157 110 28 116
PROAIR HFA 149 66 29 32
RANITIDINE HCL 144 113 30 15
NIFEDIPINE ER 142 115 31 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138 98 32 55
GLIPIZIDE 132 96 33 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 120 34 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 127 74 35 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 126 90 36 73
FENTANYL 119 0 S2 37 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 39 38 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 69 39 22
SINGULAIR 109 54 40 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 37 41 16
ATENOLOL 103 49 42 26
GLYBURIDE 100 74 R 43 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 83 44 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 61 45 114
FAMOTIDINE 94 52 45 89
ALLOPURINOL 93 67 47 54
DIOVAN HCT 92 74 48 130
AMOXICILLIN 91 38 49 119
METHOCARBAMOL 88 30 R 50 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 57 50 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 42 R 52 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 48 53 184
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 54 54 108
NAMENDA 84 73 55 142
BENICAR 82 70 56 245
BACLOFEN 82 24 56 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 72 58 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 61 59 61
CRESTOR 78 52 60 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 25 R 61 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 56 61 182
DIGOXIN 75 63 63 103
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 73 24 64 250
LABETALOL HCL 72 59 65 251
VENTOLIN HFA 71 53 66 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 51 66 80
SERTRALINE HCL 71 35 66 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 49 66 31
BYSTOLIC 70 67 70 210
NEXIUM 67 31 71 19
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 64 23 72 208
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 40 R 73 260
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 49 74 44
RAMIPRIL 58 36 75 161
COMBIVENT 56 32 76 172
PEN NEEDLE 55 15 77 83
BENICAR HCT 54 44 78 270
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 44 78 126
MECLIZINE HCL 54 45 78 160
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 28 81 20
ACYCLOVIR 53 15 81 274
TRICOR 53 40 81 124
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 29 84 285
METHADONE HCL 51 11 S2 84 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 32 86 177
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 34 86 150
ACTOS 50 28 86 239
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 Sept. 28, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.