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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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8,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 218 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

52% of this provider’s 295 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 295 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$411K

2014

$629K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

6,618

2014

8,040

2015

8,768

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
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

O 2 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

3 15
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

11 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 53
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 37
MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

17 25
NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 128
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

19 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

23 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

24 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

25 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

26 36
LACTULOSE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 146
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

29 13
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

A 30 33
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

A 32 76
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 34
BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

34 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

35 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

37 107
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 90
MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

39 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 132
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 121
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

43 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 167
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 31
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 48 103
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

49 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 Feb. 23, 2015.
  • 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.