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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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8,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

$420K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 435 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

52% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $89 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$343K

2014

$380K

2015

$420K

2016

Number of Claims

7,462

2014

7,862

2015

8,889

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 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

12 19
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

13 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 45
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 12
CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 24 44
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 62
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 18
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 34 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 38
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

A 36 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 36 41
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

36 76
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

39 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 39 27
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

41 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 81
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 Jan. 19, 2016.
  • 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.