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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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12,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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 Tennessee
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

24% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 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

$914K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

13,838

2014

13,458

2015

12,605

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 573

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 25
ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 39
RANITIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
ZETIA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 115
SYMBICORT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 38
LOVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 44
CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 53
PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

28 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 76
IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 64
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 110
SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 66
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 50
CARVEDILOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 43 1
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 35
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
AMITIZA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 145
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 181
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 47 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 94
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 123
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 160
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 40
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 116
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. 11, 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.