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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 602

$317K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 602

120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%* Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 120 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 120 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
NAMENDA 578 578 26 1 95
FUROSEMIDE 320 290 41 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 248* 28 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 166 16 4 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 163 11 5 24
TAMIFLU 152 147* 49 6 214
ALPRAZOLAM 143 138* 22 B 7 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 18 8 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 129* 23 S3 9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127 122* 14 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 115 98 24 11 3
FENTANYL 105 105 20 S2 12 47
KLOR-CON 10 104 <11 <11 13 104
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 92 92 11 14 244
GABAPENTIN 92 92 17 14 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 70 13 16 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 84 13 A 17 119
SIMVASTATIN 80 80 11 18 9
CYMBALTA 70 <11 <11 19 58
LISINOPRIL 69 69 13 20 4
MELOXICAM 63 <11 <11 21 12
JANUVIA 62 <11 <11 22 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 <11 <11 23 278
CLOPIDOGREL 59 <11 <11 24 17
CARVEDILOL 59 <11 <11 24 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 59 12 24 90
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Jan. 22, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.