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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

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

58% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$309K

2014

$352K

2015

$404K

2016

Number of Claims

7,544

2014

8,534

2015

8,841

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

2 18
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 1
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

13 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 33
CEFDINIR 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

108

patients, 30% of all patients

A 16 114
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 63
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 26
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

21 19
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

22 123
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 32
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

31 37
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 72
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 38 93
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 17
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 165
DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 59
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 43 71
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 Feb. 19, 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.
  • 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.