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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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8,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

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

59% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$347K

2014

$373K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

8,267

2014

8,389

2015

8,908

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 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 2
GABAPENTIN 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
LOVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

7 29
FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
CLONIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 50
CEPHALEXIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

128

patients, 28% of all patients

A 10 84
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 19
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

11 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

13 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 48
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

25 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
DIAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 104
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 7
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 80
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 167
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 54
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A 38 64
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 38 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

40 27
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 42 218
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

43 127
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 197
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 25
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. 9, 2018.
  • 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.