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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 205

$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 205

299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 299 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,023 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 Arkansas
LISINOPRIL 246 200 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 221 193 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 139 S3 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 177 165 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 170 145 5 6
NEXIUM 170 102 5 16
GABAPENTIN 169 135 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164 128 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 160 131 9 4
SIMVASTATIN 160 150 9 3
MELOXICAM 112 93 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 105 12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99 88 13 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 78 14 48
CARVEDILOL 84 80 15 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 64 16 33
DIGOXIN 78 70 16 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 69 18 23
CLOPIDOGREL 73 68 19 37
ALLOPURINOL 73 48 19 41
PROAIR HFA 72 40 21 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 61 22 12
DIOVAN HCT 67 48 23 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 24 89
CLONIDINE HCL 63 58 25 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 46 R 26 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 59 27 44
TRAMADOL HCL 55 45 28 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 50 29 27
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 54 29 70
DIOVAN 51 38 31 72
PLAVIX 50 42 32 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 34 32 15
AMOXICILLIN 50 36 32 55
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 May 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.