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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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10,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 564 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$200K

2014

$241K

2015

$331K

2016

Number of Claims

7,548

2014

9,073

2015

10,665

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,168

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

246

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 909

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

204

patients, 29% of all patients

2 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 763

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

3 18
FUROSEMIDE 717

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

171

patients, 24% of all patients

4 9
CARVEDILOL 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

5 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 70
LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
TERAZOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 183
CHLORTHALIDONE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

13 143
AMIODARONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
LABETALOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 240
RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 31
RANEXA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

20 207
OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

21 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 36
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 73
CILOSTAZOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 184
ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 23
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 156
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 30 29
SIMVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 13
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 197
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 35
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 35 110
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 36 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 36 81
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 136
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 15, 2008.
  • 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.