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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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5,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$194K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 269 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 Mississippi
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

46% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$264K

2014

$222K

2015

$194K

2016

Number of Claims

7,966

2014

6,996

2015

5,627

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
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

1 4
FENOFIBRATE* 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

2 66
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

7 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

8 15
METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

92

patients, 26% of all patients

A 13 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

14 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 12
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

21 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

22 41
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

A 24 32
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

26 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 16
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.