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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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3,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$168K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

31% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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 $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$201K

2014

$312K

2015

$168K

2016

Number of Claims

5,058

2014

7,287

2015

3,695

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 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

2 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

3 22
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

8 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

8 21
OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

11 5
SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

12 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

13 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

15 8
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 18 35
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 20 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

20 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

20 31
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 Aug. 16, 2012.
  • 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.