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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

$192K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 219 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 North Carolina
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

55% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$190K

2014

$233K

2015

$192K

2016

Number of Claims

4,444

2014

5,127

2015

4,334

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
LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

4 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

5 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 13 36
FUROSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 17 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 21 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 2
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

A 23 110
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A 26 51
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 July 2, 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.
  • 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.