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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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6,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$359K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Oklahoma
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

47% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$336K

2014

$337K

2015

$359K

2016

Number of Claims

6,396

2014

6,616

2015

6,852

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

6 4
MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

12 64
AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

A 13 33
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 44
CEFUROXIME 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

A 17 137
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 23 11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

24 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

24 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

27 12
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 28 51
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

29 155
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 44
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 116
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 May 21, 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.