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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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8,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

40% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$284K

2014

$267K

2015

$347K

2016

Number of Claims

7,834

2014

7,893

2015

8,426

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

3 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

9 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

15 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

19 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 58
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 68
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 22
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 27 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

A 29 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

30 25
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 32 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 82
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 250
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 62
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 37 35
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 19
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 93
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 40 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 11
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 36
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 45 39
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 9, 2007.
  • 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.