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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 609 providers in this state and specialty

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 North Carolina
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

0% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

89% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $104 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$786K

2014

$570K

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

9,571

2014

7,955

2015

9,184

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,785

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

280

patients, 49% of all patients

O 1 9
GABAPENTIN 1,035

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

201

patients, 35% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 687

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 605

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 564

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

5 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

6 85
LIDOCAINE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 121
LYRICA 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

8 44
TRAZODONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 29
CLONAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 24
DULOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

12 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 125
BACLOFEN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 74
MELOXICAM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 3
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 86
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 54
VOLTAREN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 21 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 82
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 65
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 24 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 61
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 26 50
METHADONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 27 77
ZANAFLEX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

10 28 356
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 Jan. 14, 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.