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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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6,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$374K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

32% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$328K

2014

$456K

2015

$374K

2016

Number of Claims

6,497

2014

8,790

2015

6,993

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

128

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

7 17
TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 12
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 15
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 33
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 20
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 21 68
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 55
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 31 46
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 32 24
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 March 12, 2013.
  • 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.