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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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7,493Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

49% of this provider’s 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 300 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$57 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 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

$281K

2014

$372K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

5,113

2014

6,397

2015

7,493

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
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

3 21
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

9 1
SYNTHROID 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 107
ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

20 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 10
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

26 29
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 102
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

29 37
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

33 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

35 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

36 16
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

37 92
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 70
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

42 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 43 41
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 44 86
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 April 1, 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.