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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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10,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

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

54% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$654K

2014

$666K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

10,466

2014

10,400

2015

10,174

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

277

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 25
AZITHROMYCIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

A 12 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 19
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

21 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

A 25 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

26 27
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 282
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
JANUMET 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 173
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

A 31 166
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

33 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 76
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 49
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 112
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

40 171
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 30
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 44 90
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 55
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 63
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 140
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 13
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 64
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 29
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 51 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 54 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 23
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 46
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 Nov. 9, 2013.
  • 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.