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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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9,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$291K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

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

77% 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 Mississippi
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

46% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$478K

2014

$366K

2015

$291K

2016

Number of Claims

11,725

2014

10,789

2015

9,898

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

93

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

2 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 19
MELOXICAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

16 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 92
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

18 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

20 8
AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

A 21 32
VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 54
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 81
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 31 18
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 32 293
METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 38 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 39 167
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 43 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 79
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

45 138
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 46 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 133
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 May 12, 2010.
  • 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.