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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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17,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 266 providers in this state and specialty

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 266 providers in this state and specialty

1,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

12% of this provider’s 577 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

2% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

2014

$330K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

7,396

2015

17,652

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,073

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

356

patients, 35% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,063

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 10
GABAPENTIN 989

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

226

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

4 31
CLONAZEPAM 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

5 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

7 50
DULOXETINE HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

8 53
TRAMADOL HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 21
TRAZODONE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

10 45
LYRICA 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

12 58
ZONISAMIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

13 116
PAROXETINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

14 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

16 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

17 120
SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

18 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

19 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

20 130
TOPIRAMATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

21 72
BACLOFEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 64
LEVETIRACETAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 68
LAMOTRIGINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

25 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
NAMENDA XR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 143
PRIMIDONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 113
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

29 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
MEMANTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 103
METHOCARBAMOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

33 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 88
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

35 192
DIAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 148
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 197
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 107
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 40 124
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 130
OMEPRAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 6
LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

43 5
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 215
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 55
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 222
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 2
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 173
CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 226
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 8
BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 196
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 9
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 35
OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 153
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 83
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 14
CARISOPRODOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 253
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 13
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 62 267
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 64 274
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. 21, 2015.
  • 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.