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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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18,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 519 providers in this state and specialty

$799K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 519 providers in this state and specialty

479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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 Kentucky
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 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 14%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$676K

2014

$728K

2015

$799K

2016

Number of Claims

16,235

2014

16,604

2015

18,636

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
SIMVASTATIN 965

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

1 9
LISINOPRIL 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

124

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 3
GABAPENTIN 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

8 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
MELOXICAM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

10 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

12 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

15 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 91
TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 33
RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
DIAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 61
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 85
BACLOFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 53
VENTOLIN HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

34 31
SYMBICORT 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 57
IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 42
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 155
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 15
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 44
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 55
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 111
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

A 53 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 51
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 98
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 55 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 36
DOXEPIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 212
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A 62 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 64 138
ESTRADIOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 64 102
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 68 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 49
NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

70 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

72 127
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 117
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 77
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 77 75
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 172
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 126
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 78 46
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 78 87
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 59
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 6, 2018.
  • 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.