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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 83 providers in this state and specialty

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

44 of this provider’s 64 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$700K

2014

$532K

2015

$663K

2016

Number of Claims

8,404

2014

6,498

2015

9,166

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
RISPERIDONE 1,070

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

101

patients, 25% of all patients

P 1 19
OLANZAPINE 716

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

P 2 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 601

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

P 3 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 587

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

4 36
LORAZEPAM 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

5 15
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

6 39
CLONAZEPAM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

7 17
SERTRALINE HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

8 23
TRAZODONE HCL 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

9 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

10 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

11 27
LOXAPINE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 8% of all patients

P 10 12 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 53
MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 45
CARBAMAZEPINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

16 83
HALOPERIDOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 72
CLOZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
AMANTADINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 107
LITHIUM CARBONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 118
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

23 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 95
THIORIDAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 25 137
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 109
OXCARBAZEPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 27 142
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 28 88
RISPERDAL CONSTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 29 158
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 30 99
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 31 65
INVEGA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 168
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 33 6
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 34 177
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. 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.