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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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5,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

$256K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 339 providers in this state and specialty

156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 107 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 156 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 156 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 10%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$189K

2014

$274K

2015

$256K

2016

Number of Claims

3,932

2014

5,207

2015

5,330

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
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 31% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

3 1
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 19% of all patients

4 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

8 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

10 9
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

11 14
KLOR-CON M20 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

12 38
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

14 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

15 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

16 18
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

17 51
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

18 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 19 179
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 21 21
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 22 25
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 23 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 23 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 25 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 26 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

28 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 28 32
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 61
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

30 19
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. 30, 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.