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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1018

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1018

278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

78% of this provider’s 278 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

52% of this provider’s 278 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs*

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,248 329 134 S3 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 828 167 91 S2 2 15
OXYCODONE HCL 697 108 83 S2 3 9
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 635 119 85 S2 4 13
GABAPENTIN 635 137 78 4 6
CARISOPRODOL 513 34 57 R 6 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 291 56 43 7 31
OXYCONTIN 291 69 35 S2 7 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 258 22 41 R 9 52
LYRICA 216 15 23 10 49
METHADONE HCL 197 41 18 S2 11 77
CYMBALTA 162 34 23 12 56
DIAZEPAM 158 46 25 B 13 40
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 151 42 29 S2 14 85
OPANA ER 143 <11 28 S2 15 54
VOLTAREN 141 22 48 16 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 125 26 25 R 17 43
ALPRAZOLAM 125 26 16 B 17 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125 15 16 17 23
MELOXICAM 124 13 22 20 16
FENTANYL 119 22 14 S2 21 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 12 16 R 21 63
CELEBREX 118 45 18 23 133
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110 28 18 24 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 30 21 S2 25 61
LIDODERM 80 30 16 26 244
METHOCARBAMOL 79 17 12 R 27 89
CLONAZEPAM 54 <11 <11 B 28 34
TRAMADOL HCL 54 <11 <11 28 27
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 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.
  • 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. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.