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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 266 providers in this state and specialty

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 266 providers in this state and specialty

420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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 Mississippi
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

45% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 420 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$596K

2014

$630K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

10,770

2014

11,421

2015

12,034

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

112

patients, 27% of all patients

1 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14
MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 1
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 52
CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 54
NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 189
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 60
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 44
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 155
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 219
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 63
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

39 184
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 42
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 23
TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 133
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 79
DEXILANT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 148
MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

46 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 48 33
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 51
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

49 245
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

51 38
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 31
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

53 69
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 110
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

55 76
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 56 260
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 56 212
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

58 90
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 Jan. 25, 2012.
  • 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.