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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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11,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 233 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 233 providers in this state and specialty

370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 199 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 370 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$878K

2014

$954K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

14,735

2014

12,976

2015

11,932

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

153

patients, 41% of all patients

1 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 592

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

121

patients, 33% of all patients

2 5
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

130

patients, 35% of all patients

O 3 69
CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

4 12
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

7 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

8 32
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

9 1
GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

10 3
MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

11 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

12 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

13 78
AMITIZA 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

14 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

15 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

17 25
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

18 4
FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

19 9
ZETIA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 107
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

22 17
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

23 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

24 96
NAPROXEN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

25 197
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

28 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 108
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

31 126
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 32 67
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

36 138
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 161
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

38 21
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O 39 46
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

40 41
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

40 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

44 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 30
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 59
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

47 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 76
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

48 51
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

A 50 39
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

51 99
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

51 105
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 53 138
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 186
MISOPROSTOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

55 248
COLCRYS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 248
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

57 120
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 153
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 59 50
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 Aug. 5, 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.