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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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8,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$370K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 237 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 Tennessee
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

40% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 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

$330K

2014

$355K

2015

$370K

2016

Number of Claims

7,504

2014

8,166

2015

8,123

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

72

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

4 12
LOVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

5 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

7 24
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

9 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

10 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

13 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 17 41
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 25
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

22 47
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

22 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

24 51
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 25 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

30 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

33 6
SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 130
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 50
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

37 184
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 97
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 41 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 42 75
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

43 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

43 76
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 Oct. 20, 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.