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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 North Carolina
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

29% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

2014

$405K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

8,304

2015

12,273

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 42
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 44
CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 65
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 17
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 97
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

28 29
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 82
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 233
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 70
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 123
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 83
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 176
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 262
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 81
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 52
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 42
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 49 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 49 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 51 92
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

53 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 102
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 July 20, 2012.
  • 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.