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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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9,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$358K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Arkansas
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

57% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 296 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$234K

2014

$237K

2015

$358K

2016

Number of Claims

6,250

2014

6,929

2015

9,257

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

86

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 541

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

85

patients, 29% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 23% of all patients

4 1
MELOXICAM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

5 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

6 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

7 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

8 18
FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

13 43
GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

14 6
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 40
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

25 46
AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

A 26 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

27 41
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

O 29 12
BUMETANIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 140
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 55
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 34
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 33 165
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

35 77
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

36 36
LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 36 197
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

A 38 58
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

39 54
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 97
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 42 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 73
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 June 9, 2017.
  • 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.