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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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4,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 276 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

0 of this provider’s 88 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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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

97% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$718K

2014

$580K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

4,443

2014

4,028

2015

4,611

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 HCL 791

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

142

patients, 51% of all patients

O 1 9
GABAPENTIN 560

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

92

patients, 33% of all patients

2 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

O 3 7
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 372

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

O 4 16
OXYCONTIN 307

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 1
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 15% of all patients

7 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
OPANA ER 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 67
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10 80
BACLOFEN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

11 43
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 138
MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

14 48
LIDOCAINE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

15 143
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 46
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

18 250
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 Dec. 10, 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.