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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 32 providers in this state and specialty

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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 297 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

99% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 29%.

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Brand Name Drugs

5% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$91.6K

2014

$400K

2015

$584K

2016

Number of Claims

1,796

2014

8,694

2015

11,349

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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O

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 4,017

prescriptions, 35% of all prescriptions

1,437

prescriptions.

594

patients, 73% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,055

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

213

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 947

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

177

patients, 22% of all patients

3 9
TRAMADOL HCL 845

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 8
GABAPENTIN 823

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

166

patients, 20% of all patients

5 2
OXYCODONE HCL 635

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 18
MELOXICAM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

8 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

9 39
ENDOCET 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 40
IBUPROFEN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

11 30
LYRICA 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
NAPROXEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

13 43
BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 25
FENTANYL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 15 44
OXYCONTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 16 52
OPANA ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 17 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

18 57
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 19 109
METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 80
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. 3, 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.