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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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4,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

210 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 76 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 210 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 210 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$316K

2014

$317K

2015

$347K

2016

Number of Claims

4,733

2014

4,343

2015

4,946

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
ALPRAZOLAM 246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

1 12
LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

9 5
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

11 16
PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

12 50
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

13 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

14 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

18 22
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

19 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

20 15
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 21 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

24 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 42
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

26 74
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 April 14, 2008.
  • 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.