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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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13,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% 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 Mississippi
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

34% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 553 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$449K

2014

$497K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

11,149

2014

12,693

2015

13,734

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 1,253

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

196

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

6 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
CARVEDILOL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
LOVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

17 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 133
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
CLONIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

26 85
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 70
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
BYSTOLIC 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 81
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 78
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 38 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 14
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 64
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 201
GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 128
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

45 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 47 33
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 49 60
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 103
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 135
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 53 79
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 279
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. 26, 2011.
  • 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.