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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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8,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

95

patients, 35% of all patients

1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

65

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

9 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

10 14
GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

69

patients, 25% of all patients

16 22
CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

19 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

20 85
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

23 97
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 10
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

27 19
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 30 50
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

31 39
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

34 28
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 12
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

36 15
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

37 17
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

A 39 63
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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.