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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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8,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 253 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

0% of this provider’s 242 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

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

$404K

2014

$388K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

9,991

2014

9,561

2015

8,666

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
METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

1 11
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

9 17
FUROSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

11 2
MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

18 47
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

20 29
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 23
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 29 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 7
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 25
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
TORSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 153
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 34 165
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 37 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

39 65
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 70
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 Oct. 26, 2009.
  • 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.