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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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7,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 216 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 253 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$375K

2014

$420K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

7,379

2014

8,747

2015

7,539

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 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

20 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 39
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 109
LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 1
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 43
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 77
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 191
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 19
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 Oct. 1, 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.