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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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16,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

35% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$69 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 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

$814K

2014

$978K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

11,913

2014

13,895

2015

16,155

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 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
ATENOLOL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 24
ZETIA 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
LOVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 49
DULOXETINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 42
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

18 39
ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

21 22
VENTOLIN HFA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

22 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
DICYCLOMINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 29 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

35 16
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 43
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

37 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 46
GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 26
MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

44 37
VOLTAREN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 126
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 71
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 175
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 179
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 18
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 69
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

55 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 66
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 156
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

58 30
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 33
BREO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 60 135
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 202
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 51
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 83
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 45
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 82
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 220
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 69 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 69 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 129
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 79
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 Nov. 4, 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.