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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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8,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$444K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 182 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

36% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 261 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$193K

2014

$348K

2015

$444K

2016

Number of Claims

4,613

2014

7,162

2015

8,617

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
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

66

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

59

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

8 12
RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

9 22
PROAIR HFA 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

10 32
MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

11 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

13 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

17 10
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 25
FUROSEMIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

19 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

20 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

22 23
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

23 92
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

28 69
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 29 51
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 6% of all patients

34 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

36 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

38 19
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

40 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 151
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 43 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 43 160
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 43 39
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

47 52
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 7% of all patients

47 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

O 49 1
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 50 133
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.