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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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13,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$2.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

0% of this provider’s 521 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$173 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$2.37M

2016

Number of Claims

7,161

2014

8,539

2015

13,681

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

169

patients, 25% of all patients

1 7
METFORMIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

156

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

3 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
CARVEDILOL 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

9 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
FENOFIBRATE* 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

11 66
SYNTHROID 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

12 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

16 90
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 94
ZETIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 93
NOVOLOG 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 134
LANTUS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 103
ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 35
CRESTOR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
LOVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 12
NOVOLIN 70-30 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 194
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 164
VICTOZA 3-PAK 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 153
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
NOVOLIN N 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 220
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 76
NOVOLIN R 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 226
CHLORTHALIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 143
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 146
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

35 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
INSULIN SYRINGE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

39 222
HUMALOG 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

40 235
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 169
LEVEMIR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 201
FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 140
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 81
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 259
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 118
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 82
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 251
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 53 247
HUMULIN R U-500 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 313
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 21
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 59 73
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 117
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 Sept. 12, 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.