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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

65% of this provider’s 462 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$803K

2014

$797K

2015

$672K

2016

Number of Claims

12,690

2014

12,509

2015

10,410

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE HCL 687

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

147

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

123

patients, 27% of all patients

O 2 7
GABAPENTIN 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 16
ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
OPANA ER 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 99
IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

23 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 51
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 90
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 33
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 39 44
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 41 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 42 94
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 209
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 36
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 37
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 48 119
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 22
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 49 327
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 4, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.