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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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8,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 131 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 122 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

60% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 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

$245K

2014

$398K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

6,774

2014

7,997

2015

8,369

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
OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

66

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

4 15
FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

9 3
LOVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

10 29
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

93

patients, 36% of all patients

12 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

14 31
MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

15 10
CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

O 17 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

18 7
VENTOLIN HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

19 48
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

24 24
SIMVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

25 119
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

A 25 71
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 28 35
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

A 28 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

30 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 33
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

34 41
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 14% of all patients

35 69
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

A 37 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

38 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 39 67
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 40 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 42 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 43 30
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 15, 2009.
  • 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.