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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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11,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 839 providers in this state and specialty

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

87% 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

44% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 552 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

$44 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

$607K

2014

$519K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

12,115

2014

11,496

2015

11,164

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 925

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

192

patients, 35% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

3 12
TRAMADOL HCL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 19
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
LOVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

13 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

15 58
CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
CEPHALEXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

A 17 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A 18 80
IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

19 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 54
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 30
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 55
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 197
COLCRYS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 257
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 38 57
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 250
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 15
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 23
MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 112
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 242
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 128
FELODIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 48 212
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 40
QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 52 212
NOVOLIN 70-30 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
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 Feb. 22, 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.