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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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10,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

41% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$295K

2014

$412K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

6,583

2014

9,535

2015

10,683

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

1 14
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
MELOXICAM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

7 21
CLONAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

8 33
OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

8 4
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

10 5
FLUOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

11 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

15 75
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

21 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
MECLIZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 150
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 16
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 56
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 8
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

36 68
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

38 22
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

A 42 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 50 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

50 38
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 143
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 52 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 129
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 25
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 57 64
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 Feb. 27, 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.