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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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7,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 230 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

44% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 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 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

$182K

2014

$309K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

3,665

2014

5,175

2015

7,958

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 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

6 12
CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

10 3
RANITIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

11 31
FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

18 29
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

20 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

A 22 57
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

23 48
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 54
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 108
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 19
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 10
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 28 117
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

A 30 88
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 68
FLUCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

33 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 38 30
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 23
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

43 77
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
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 Nov. 20, 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.