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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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11,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

47% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$392K

2014

$438K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

8,259

2014

9,148

2015

11,615

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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 34
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
TRAMADOL HCL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 18
LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

O 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
VERAPAMIL ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 121
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 17
PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

19 30
MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

20 15
CARISOPRODOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 141
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 8
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 45
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

32 54
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 77
DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 72
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 119
AMOXICILLIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 58
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 162
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 7% of all patients

50 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 101
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

56 148
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 150
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 58 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

59 51
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 26
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 59 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 63 129
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 59
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. 13, 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.