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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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10,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

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

47% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$309K

2014

$468K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

5,785

2014

8,072

2015

10,658

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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

3 12
GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

79

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

11 6
FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

14 23
DIAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

15 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 17
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

18 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

19 10
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

21 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

23 30
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

24 78
PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

26 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

33 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

37 16
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 84
CEFUROXIME 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

A 41 137
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

42 57
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

43 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 45 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 46 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 137
BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 32
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

50 206
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 55
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 50 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 7% of all patients

50 79
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 54 51
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 53
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

57 67
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. 16, 2017.
  • 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.