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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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6,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 233 providers in this state and specialty

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 233 providers in this state and specialty

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

39 of this provider’s 47 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 341 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$261 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $115 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$584K

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

3,771

2014

7,105

2015

6,033

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 732

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

<11 162

patients, 48% of all patients

1 43
TRAZODONE HCL 487

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

114

patients, 33% of all patients

2 21
INVEGA SUSTENNA 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

P 3 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

P 4 50
OLANZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

6 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

6 56
AMANTADINE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

8 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

9 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

10 112
ARIPIPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 83
RISPERIDONE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

P 12 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 80
SEROQUEL XR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 172
HALOPERIDOL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 123
ABILIFY MAINTENA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 176
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

17 3
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 98
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 190
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

20 61
PALIPERIDONE ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 78
LAMOTRIGINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 70
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 209
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 219
LATUDA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 151
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 6% of all patients

28 189
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 27
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 161
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 32 84
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 Feb. 13, 2014.
  • 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.