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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 35 providers in this state and specialty

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Texas
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

17% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 506 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$152 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $80 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$638K

2014

$2.12M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

7,205

2014

9,678

2015

7,731

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
TIZANIDINE HCL 752

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

253

patients, 50% of all patients

1 13
PIROXICAM 474

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

10 2 21
LIDOCAINE 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

147

patients, 29% of all patients

3 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 49
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 41
BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

14 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 1
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 33
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 5
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 6
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
SURE COMFORT* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 64
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 29
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 31
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 47
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

29 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 32
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 16
SURE COMFORT* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 85
SANTYL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 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 Oct. 11, 2011.
  • 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.