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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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9,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$371K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 217 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

34% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 303 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$450K

2014

$481K

2015

$371K

2016

Number of Claims

10,938

2014

11,580

2015

9,175

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 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

3 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

8 11
MELOXICAM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

9 15
SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

12 46
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

13 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

14 19
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 43
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 34
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

26 16
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 28 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 31 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 10
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 34 84
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

35 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 37
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

37 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

38 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 51
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 92
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 43 130
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 Jan. 27, 2016.
  • 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.