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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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10,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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

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

41% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$312K

2014

$340K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

7,748

2014

9,131

2015

10,791

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
LISINOPRIL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

8 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

14 74
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 28
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 25
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

17 18
CLONIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

18 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 175
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 229
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 72
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 105
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

32 123
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

39 23
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 231
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 134
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 46 156
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 49 198
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 50 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 53 75
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 229
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 Aug. 30, 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.