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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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8,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$393K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

30% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 396 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$356K

2014

$346K

2015

$393K

2016

Number of Claims

7,899

2014

8,129

2015

8,476

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 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

84

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 12
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 38
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 21
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

A 26 35
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 28 39
SOTALOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 28 135
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 31 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 32 46
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 35 27
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 37 72
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 37 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
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 June 17, 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.