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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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4,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 239 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 1702 providers in this state and specialty

264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 92 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

97% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 28%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$591K

2014

$482K

2015

$558K

2016

Number of Claims

4,974

2014

4,500

2015

4,985

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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O

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,456

prescriptions, 29% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

196

patients, 74% of all patients

O 1 9
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 580

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

80

patients, 30% of all patients

O 2 16
OPANA ER 579

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

87

patients, 33% of all patients

O 10 3 67
GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
OXYCONTIN 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 1
DIAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

9 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 9% of all patients

10 19
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 11 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

12 41
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 13 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

14 26
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 138
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

16 64
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 Oct. 2, 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.