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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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8,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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 Arkansas
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

55% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$190K

2014

$278K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

3,694

2014

6,122

2015

8,817

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 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

9 40
MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
VENTOLIN HFA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

15 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

20 29
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 39
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

22 7
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

A 26 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 66
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

34 54
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 17
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O 36 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 44
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

39 32
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 37
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

42 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

43 224
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

44 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

44 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 47 62
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 June 27, 2013.
  • 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.