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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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7,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 936 providers in this state and specialty

$2.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 936 providers in this state and specialty

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

55% 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 North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 410 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$327 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $102 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.6M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$2.52M

2016

Number of Claims

5,857

2014

6,644

2015

7,721

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
METFORMIN HCL ER 955

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

206

patients, 33% of all patients

1 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 447

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

3 58
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

4 107
GLIPIZIDE 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 62
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

6 91
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 104
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

8 136
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
NATEGLINIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 220
VICTOZA 3-PAK 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

11 122
INVOKANA 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 125
TRADJENTA 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 101
VICTOZA 2-PAK 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 239
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

15 94
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 152
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
HUMULIN R U-500 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 245
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
NOVOLOG 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 162
UNIFINE PENTIPS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 287
LISINOPRIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 3
TRULICITY 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 178
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 257
KOMBIGLYZE XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 316
JANUMET XR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 281
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 1
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 188
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 72
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 124
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 78
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 March 30, 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.