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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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7,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$247K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 447 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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 Tennessee
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

44% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$227K

2014

$208K

2015

$247K

2016

Number of Claims

7,439

2014

6,763

2015

7,364

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
ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

11 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 25
FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 34
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 72
AMOXICILLIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

A 21 82
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 25 89
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 44
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

29 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 37
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 108
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 Dec. 29, 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.