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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 519

$227K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 519

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 208 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 3,019 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
OMEPRAZOLE 198 82 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 98 S3 2 1
GABAPENTIN 183 99 3 8
METFORMIN HCL 173 118 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 146 82 5 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 68 6 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118 78 7 9
LISINOPRIL 117 80 8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 114 61 9 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 77 10 18
FENOFIBRATE 109 60 11 57
FUROSEMIDE 107 51 12 6
CYMBALTA 89 38 13 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82 69 14 2
GLIPIZIDE 73 34 15 65
NEXIUM 73 35 15 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 49 17 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 57 17 163
PREDNISONE 71 55 19 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 37 20 13
CEPHALEXIN 69 37 21 82
IBUPROFEN 68 46 22 75
MECLIZINE HCL 62 56 23 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 31 R 24 53
TRAMADOL HCL 60 40 25 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 54 26 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 30 27 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 24 27 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 18 29 10
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. 31, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.