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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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5,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$197K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 581 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 Tennessee
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

63% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 235 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$82.3K

2014

$146K

2015

$197K

2016

Number of Claims

2,033

2014

3,437

2015

5,077

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 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

O 9 1
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

11 22
TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

14 26
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

15 29
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 16 30
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 17 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

20 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

21 23
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

A 22 40
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

22 69
MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
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 Dec. 15, 2016.
  • 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.