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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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11,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

62% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$321K

2014

$331K

2015

$402K

2016

Number of Claims

10,362

2014

10,880

2015

11,533

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 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

107

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

6 21
CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

7 22
GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

9 58
OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 81
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 68
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

16 9
ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

18 45
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 152
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

21 25
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

23 31
CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

O 27 19
AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

97

patients, 24% of all patients

A 28 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O 30 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 70
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 18
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 66
GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 128
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

A 38 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 11
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

39 46
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

41 10
NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

42 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A 43 57
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

44 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 10% of all patients

45 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 80
LACTULOSE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

48 192
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 2
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 51 167
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

54 106
ACARBOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 55 338
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

56 69
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 Sept. 15, 2014.
  • 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.