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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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4,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

$400K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 281 providers in this state and specialty

381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

0% of this provider’s 137 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

89% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $190 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$245K

2014

$747K

2015

$400K

2016

Number of Claims

2,092

2014

6,301

2015

4,356

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,229

prescriptions, 28% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

187

patients, 49% of all patients

O 1 8
GABAPENTIN 705

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

139

patients, 36% of all patients

2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 632

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

100

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

5 33
METHOCARBAMOL 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

6 148
OPANA ER 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 7 75
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

8 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 6% of all patients

9 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 27
OXYCONTIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 38
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

12 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 65
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

14 99
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 15, 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.