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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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6,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

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

42% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$96.7K

2014

$304K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

1,769

2014

5,847

2015

6,559

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
CARVEDILOL 347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

1 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 23% of all patients

2 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
VENTOLIN HFA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

8 28
FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

11 14
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

11 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

13 13
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
LISINOPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

17 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

17 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 24 11
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
ANORO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 26 205
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

27 48
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

27 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 7% of all patients

30 51
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

A 31 35
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 43
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

33 89
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 21, 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.