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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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10,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

51% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$526K

2014

$469K

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

9,921

2014

9,854

2015

10,267

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 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

14 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

15 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 70
GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

A 22 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
SUCRALFATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

24 108
GLIPIZIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

27 22
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 24
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

A 30 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 41
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

33 48
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 62
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 18
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 50
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 43 165
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 44 27
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 44 220
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 49 59
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 33
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 51 86
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 17, 2018.
  • 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.