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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,100Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1018

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1018

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Tennessee
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 780 374 133 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 649 382 108 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 583 382 112 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521 448 82 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 512 379 84 5 4
ALPRAZOLAM 497 308 80 B 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 464 290 97 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 362 230 58 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332 177 55 9 23
TRAMADOL HCL 327 171 83 10 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 151 45 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 204 58 12 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 201 43 13 7
GABAPENTIN 273 170 60 14 6
NEXIUM 267 131 43 15 25
CLOPIDOGREL 253 149 39 16 24
MELOXICAM 243 169 55 17 16
LORAZEPAM 226 111 49 B 18 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 191 31 19 14
PROAIR HFA 179 83 51 20 18
FENOFIBRATE* 178 126 31 21 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 97 33 22 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 133 21 23 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 153 65 33 24 31
CYMBALTA 152 62 20 25 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 99 24 26 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 85 24 27 17
GLYBURIDE 139 72 25 R 28 68
LYRICA 138 67 20 29 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 137 48 45 R 30 52
DIAZEPAM 134 72 21 B 31 40
LOVASTATIN 132 108 15 32 33
JANUVIA 130 94 23 33 117
RANITIDINE HCL 128 50 22 34 19
CEPHALEXIN 125 79 89 35 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 84 26 36 65
SERTRALINE HCL 114 61 16 37 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 62 21 38 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109 68 83 39 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 31 42 R 40 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 91 21 41 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 87 19 42 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 83 24 43 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 80 13 44 100
DEXILANT 91 51 18 44 67
LANTUS 88 54 17 46 86
CARVEDILOL 87 51 14 47 35
IBUPROFEN 84 32 28 48 74
CRESTOR 84 22 16 48 48
KLOR-CON 10 84 65 15 48 134
ATENOLOL 81 76* 13 51 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 49 51 52 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 <11 <11 52 62
AZITHROMYCIN 71 40 58 54 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 28 13 54 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 40 24 56 39
CLONAZEPAM 69 20 15 B 57 34
AMOXICILLIN 69 35 49 57 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 <11 <11 R 59 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 49 49 60 69
SYMBICORT 59 43 15 61 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 24 14 61 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 <11 <11 63 179
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 <11 <11 A 64 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 <11 <11 65 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 <11 <11 65 21
CLONIDINE HCL 51 29 13 67 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 <11 <11 68 101
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • 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 Nov. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.