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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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6,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

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

61 of this provider’s 89 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 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
TRAZODONE HCL 457

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 27% of all patients

1 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

P 2 26
RISPERIDONE 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

P 3 37
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 320

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 73
OLANZAPINE 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

P 5 54
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

6 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

7 27
LAMOTRIGINE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

8 40
SERTRALINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

9 19
BUPROPION XL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

10 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 44
MIRTAZAPINE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

12 43
DULOXETINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

14 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

15 123
HALOPERIDOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 16 95
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

16 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 55
ARIPIPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

P 19 56
PRAZOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 62
INVEGA SUSTENNA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P 21 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

22 82
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

23 166
OXCARBAZEPINE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 119
DOXEPIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 58
LATUDA 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

P 26 113
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 84
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

31 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

32 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 99
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 7% of all patients

34 144
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 35 212
AMANTADINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 140
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 Feb. 11, 2016.
  • 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.