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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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8,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 Arkansas
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

43% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 323 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$436K

2014

$421K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

9,238

2014

9,202

2015

8,702

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 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

4 15
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

15 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

18 37
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

20 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

23 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

29 51
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 34 10
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 44
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 41
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 76
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 44 69
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 79
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 68
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 48 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 49 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

49 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 51 61
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 52 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 40
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 8, 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.