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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,947Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 552 providers in this state and specialty

245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

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

38% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Opioids

68% of this provider’s 245 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 30%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $129 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

2014

$120K

2015

$398K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,364

2015

7,947

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 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 25% of all patients

2 10
OXYCODONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 24% of all patients

O 3 6
LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

63

patients, 26% of all patients

4 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 24% of all patients

O 5 3
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

67

patients, 27% of all patients

6 2
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

9 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

11 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

12 21
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

13 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

15 11
FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

16 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

23 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

23 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

25 16
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

26 24
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

27 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

31 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

32 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 33 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 34 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 35 31
OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 44
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

36 80
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 38 111
OPANA ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 38 62
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 May 19, 2014.
  • 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.