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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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6,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

127 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

28% of this provider’s 127 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 127 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$221K

2014

$297K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

4,799

2014

6,233

2015

6,320

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
SYNTHROID 402

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

53

patients, 42% of all patients

1 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 32% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 31% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 32% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 25% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 24% of all patients

6 10
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 21% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

8 13
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

9 25
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

O 10 11
KLOR-CON M20 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 19% of all patients

11 38
FENOFIBRATE* 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

12 71
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

13 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 17% of all patients

O 14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

15 19
SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

16 8
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

17 64
DULERA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

18 135
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

19 93
ONGLYZA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

20 94
TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 21 172
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

21 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 12% of all patients

23 21
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 24 53
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 14% of all patients

25 104
OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 26 4
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 27 180
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 28 184
KLOR-CON 10 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 139
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 30 114
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

30 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

32 167
NABUMETONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

32 160
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 34 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 22% of all patients

35 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 36 129
GLUMETZA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 36 212
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 38 65
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 Jan. 25, 2017.
  • 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.