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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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5,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 197 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

47% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$154K

2014

$237K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

2,730

2014

3,962

2015

5,584

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
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

8 27
GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

10 28
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

12 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 15 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

16 26
SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 17 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

21 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

23 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 26 100
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 27 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

27 23
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

27 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 90
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 9% of all patients

30 32
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 30 84
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 July 7, 2017.
  • 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.