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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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6,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 437 providers in this state and specialty

$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 437 providers in this state and specialty

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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 Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

68 of this provider’s 82 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 342 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

2014

$159K

2015

$769K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

1,132

2015

6,206

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

85

patients, 25% of all patients

1 65
OLANZAPINE 420

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 84
TRAZODONE HCL 390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

77

patients, 23% of all patients

3 23
HALOPERIDOL 376

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

P 5 64
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 6 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

7 116
RISPERIDONE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 106
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 9 137
ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

P 10 128
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

12 30
MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 75
LITHIUM CARBONATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

14 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

15 54
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 157
INVEGA SUSTENNA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

18 51
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 161
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 165
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

21 80
BUPROPION HCL SR 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

22 173
BUPROPION XL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 174
DOXEPIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 181
LATUDA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 26 183
TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

26 94
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 43
LAMOTRIGINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 29 96
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 205
GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 5
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 222
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 36 95
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 Jan. 29, 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.
  • 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.