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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 886

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 886

450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 450 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,758 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 789 322 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 556 304 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 546 366 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 454 312 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 373 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 366 203 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 339 216 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 308 162 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275 152 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253 176 10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 174 11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 232 117 12 24
FENOFIBRATE 220 151 13 74
GABAPENTIN 213 106 14 8
NEXIUM 200 87 15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 143 16 12
GLYBURIDE 174 92 R 17 45
CEPHALEXIN 169 98 18 83
CYMBALTA 147 40 19 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 60 20 17
CLOPIDOGREL 132 97 21 44
LOVASTATIN 129 99 22 25
MELOXICAM 127 76 23 18
PROAIR HFA 126 47 24 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 96 25 27
DEXILANT 112 31 26 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 89 27 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 111 31 R 27 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 11 R 29 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 52 30 26
LYRICA 101 29 31 48
SERTRALINE HCL 98 52 32 35
PLAVIX 93 60 33 64
CRESTOR 90 44 34 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 65 35 103
ATENOLOL 89 62 35 23
RANITIDINE HCL 89 42 35 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 47 38 32
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 53 39 91
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 25 39 31
JANUVIA 82 55 41 130
LANTUS 77 45 42 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 53 42 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 22 R 44 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 73 44 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 54 46 49
AZITHROMYCIN 71 41 47 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 50 48 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 53 49 82
IBUPROFEN 69 36 49 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 56 49 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 30 52 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67 26 53 160
KLOR-CON 10 66 61 54 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 59 55 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 39 56 151
VENTOLIN HFA 60 36 56 77
VERAPAMIL ER 59 43 58 140
AMOXICILLIN 58 28 59 117
CLONIDINE HCL 58 40 59 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 37 61 85
CARVEDILOL 57 43 61 30
SINGULAIR 56 0 63 76
SYMBICORT 55 33 64 131
NITROFURANTOIN 53 43 65 329
ZETIA 53 16 65 122
PAROXETINE HCL 53 28 65 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 22 68 21
PREMARIN 51 42 R 68 198
ALLOPURINOL 50 38 70 56
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 Nov. 11, 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.