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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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8,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

7% of this provider’s 165 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

42% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$626K

2014

$618K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

8,344

2014

7,950

2015

8,679

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

8 22
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

12 31
MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

13 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

14 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

18 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

19 21
BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

20 61
DOXEPIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 58
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

22 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

23 10
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 24 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 108
BUPROPION HCL SR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 82
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

27 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

28 87
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 177
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

32 141
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

33 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

34 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

34 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

A 34 100
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 37 152
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

38 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 78
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

40 20
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 7% of all patients

40 67
DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 42 160
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 201
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 76
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 80
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

47 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

47 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

49 36
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 56
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. 27, 2016.
  • 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.