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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

0% of this provider’s 266 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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$558 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.39M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$2.28M

2016

Number of Claims

3,565

2014

3,994

2015

4,084

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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O

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 246

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

1 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 218

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

2 67
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 207

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

3 68
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

4 126
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

6 95
HUMALOG 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 121
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

8 106
LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

10 112
SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 88
LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 105
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
VICTOZA 3-PAK 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

15 136
TRULICITY 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

15 263
LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

17 227
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 182
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

21 168
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

22 75
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

23 2
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

24 132
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 165
HUMULIN R U-500 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 250
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

27 186
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 8, 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.